How Clergy Can Help People With Mental Illness

January 26, 2012 Becky Oberg

Spirituality can ease the pain of mental illness, but where should clergy start when working with someone with severe mental illness? Here are some suggestions for clergy members who wish to help people with mental illness and their families.

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APA Reference
Oberg, B. (2012, January 26). How Clergy Can Help People With Mental Illness, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, May 24 from

Author: Becky Oberg

marilyn dowell
March, 5 2012 at 8:58 am

Thanks for doing this. It's especially helpful to view the video. May the Lord bless you as you move forward. Hopefully, you know that BPD is curable.

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Becky Oberg
March, 7 2012 at 1:14 pm

Thank you. I firmly believe that spirituality is a vital healing component for people with mental illness. Sadly, many times clergy are misinformed or do not know what to do. I hope this video helps address that knowledge gap.

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