Posted on June 4, 2021
by Toni Larson, LISW
Church workers don’t enter their vocation without bringing along their personal histories. This is the case with many helping professionals; they enter service professions having experienced their own issues. These issues could be personal or family trauma (abuse, substance abuse, loss of a parent or sibling, etc.); they may be genetically or biologically predisposed to depression, anxiety disorders, or addictions; they may develop, due to their circumstances and personality, depression, anxiety, addiction issues, etc.; and they may encounter current stressful life issues with their own spouse or children, congregations, transitions in life such as empty nest and retirement, and community conflict.
Posted on December 22, 2016
by Wanda Pritzel
What does a life of mental wellness into old age look like? While almost any life well lived into old age will include a variety of losses including changes in health or strength, or loss of eyesight, hearing, memory or independence, most do not have to struggle with emotional or mental health problems. Being Active Maintaining an active, […]