Duke Divinity School http://wunc.org en Study Finds Clergy Are More Depressed Than National Average http://wunc.org/post/study-finds-clergy-are-more-depressed-national-average <p>A <a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10935-013-0321-4/fulltext.html">new study from Duke</a> shows that clergy have a higher rate of anxiety and depression than the national average. The study, conducted by the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School, surveyed all United Methodist Clergy in North Carolina and found that their depression rate was 8.7 percent, which is higher than the national average of 5.5 percent. Anxiety rates were 13.5 percent.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:27:37 +0000 Laura Candler 21479 at http://wunc.org Study Finds Clergy Are More Depressed Than National Average Divine Intervention: Helping Clergy Help Themselves http://wunc.org/post/divine-intervention-helping-clergy-help-themselves <p>Like their good friends the Baptists, the Methodists love a good covered dish event. Any church gathering can serve as a reason to bring out the cakes, cookies and casseroles, and in rural North Carolina, that puts church leaders, like Pastor Charles Lindquist, in an awkward position.</p><p>“People used to say, ‘get up there in the front of the line’ and you had this feeling of 90 pairs of eyes staring at you to see whose food you were going to take,” says Reverend Lindquist. “So you tried to take some of everything.”</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 18704 at http://wunc.org Divine Intervention: Helping Clergy Help Themselves