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Depression in the pulpit

Study shows high level of depression among religious leaders

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Chaplain Jim Wilson, RMC

Chaplin Jim Wilson works as a minister for Regional Medical Center. A new study finds that ministers are more likely to suffer from depression. 

Blame it on the cell phone, said Anniston Regional Medical Center Chaplain Jim Wilson of the reported increase in the rate of depression among ministers.

“As ministers, we are constantly connected to those in need,” he said. “It’s great that we can be comfort for them, but that also means we are never off the job.”

Staff Writer Elizabeth Manning: 256-235-3550. On Twitter @emanning_Star.