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Rick Warren Acts on Mental Health in Son’s Death

posted on February 27, 2014

The Associated Press reports on an upcoming, daylong event focused on enabling church leaders to better reach parishioners struggling with mental illness. The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church is organized by pastor Rick Warren, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, and National Alliance on Mental Health.  The idea for the event came out of Warren’s struggle with grief after his son committed suicide. Warren said, “I’m certainly not going to waste this pain. One of the things I believe is that God never wastes a hurt and that oftentimes your greatest ministry comes out of your deepest pain.”

Read at The Associated Press