How can clergy achieve positive mental health? A new study of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina has found that certain conditions correspond to both a lower likelihood of depression and anxiety and to higher levels of positive mental health. By promoting these, churches can help their clergy thrive.
Quick Take Video: The Benefits of Positive Emotions and How to Create Them. With all the stresses of living through a pandemic, many people have found it a struggle at times in the past few years to keep from being overwhelmed by negative emotions. But Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, a research professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, says as maintaining a positive mindset is usually possible, even in our current circumstances. In the video, Proeschold-Bell explains three ways to create positive emotions to help with feeling overwhelmed, provide balance and achieve a better sense of self.
The Four Behaviors of Flourishing Clergy. This resource highlights positive mental health and identifies four behaviors distinguishing flourishing clergy from those facing burnout. Gain practical insights from inspiring clergy to enhance your connection with your ministry and your life.
Study Finds Unique Positive Mental Health Factors for Clergy. In a recent study, associate research professor of global health Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and her colleagues discovered that factors that decrease the likelihood of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are not necessarily the same as those that promote positive mental health (PMH).