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Biblical Recorder series on preachers and depression

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September’s death of pastor David Treadway of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church in Hickory brought to North Carolina a new focus on depression among members of the clergy. As with depression among parishioners, it is a complex, pervasive, disabling, sometimes deadly problem:

Depression is third among the twenty leading causes of death and disability worldwide (after lower respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases), according to the most recent World Health Organization Global Burden of Disease, and is expected to be second to ischemic heart disease by 2020.

We have more depression/suicide resources here.

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