Childhood Adverse Experiences, Mental Health, and the Adventist Church

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The issue of mental health has long been hidden in the darkness. A certain stigma—a negative one—has been associated with the topic, making it a social taboo. However, in the last few years, mental health advocates have been working hard to bring this topic into the public eye. Celebrities, athletes, and other public figures are, for the first time, speaking out about their own mental health issues. By acknowledging mental health as an important topic we, as a society, are able to understand the issues and concerns in a deeper sense; additionally, we can work to provide support and assistance for those who suffer from mental illness in any capacity.

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Institute of Church Ministry/Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research Blog

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World Mission


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