S1E12 - Pastors and mental health, an oft overlooked conversation - Dave Eckert

This week J.R. and Doug talk about secret pastor code words. That’s right, we have acronyms too—eat your hearts out counselors and social workers! Check out the episode to hear all about it.

J.R. and Doug have a conversation with Dave Eckert. Dave begins the conversation with a startling statistic: 24% of all pastors are diagnosed with a mental illness. A word about Dave, He is a pastor and also works for a ministry called intersect that supports those standing at the intersection of faith and mental health. So this week we are going to talk about mental illness and pastors. This is an important conversation so listen up!


Access Services (Intersect Initiative) / www.accessservices.org/intersect / 215.540.2150. ext. 1286

Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression by Zack Eswine

The Lighthouse Network: 1.844.543.3242 / www.lighthousenetwork.org

Focus on the Family: www.focusonthefamily.com / 1.855.771.4357

Diane Langberg and Associates: www.dianelangberg.com

The Copeland Center (WRAP Planning): www.copelandcenter.com


J.R. is giving away 25 copies of his book, Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure to the first 25 people who write a review on our itunes page. To get a free copy of J.R.’s book, all you need to do is write a review, and then email Jane@Kairospartnerships.org your address and we will get it out to you.  There is 1 left!!!!

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Joel Limbauan