Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, and Rev. Robert Zagore, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, join Andy and Sarah to talk about clergy and mental illness, including what the Bible says about mental illness, the challenges facing pastors and church workers who want to seek help, and practical advice for people in the pews to support their church workers’ health.
Several links and resources are mentioned in this episode. These links are listed below:
Wall Street Journal article ‘It’s Like I Got Kicked Out of My Family.’ Churches Struggle With Mental Health in the Ranks.:
LCMS Worker Wellness page: lcms.org/wellness
Shepherd’s Canyon: shepherdscanyonretreat.org
Grace Place Wellness: graceplacewellness.org
Concordia Plan Services: concordiaplans.org
Soldiers of the Cross: lcms.org/soldiersofthecross
Veterans of the Cross: lcms.org/veteransofthecross
“Clergy and Mental Health” article from Deaconess Heidi Goehmann:
“The Truth about Mental Health: For Us and For Our Children” article from Deaconess Heidi Goehmann:
Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at heidigoehmann.com.
Have a topic you’d like to hear about on The Coffee Hour? Contact Andy Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-996-1519.