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Presbyterian Panel Survey February 2006: Mental Illness - Summary

Covers knowledge of mental illness, its causes, and prevalence; mental illness-related activities in the congregation; own, family experience with mental illness; opinions on mental illness as it relates to the church; ministers as mental-health counselors and presence of mental-health professionals in the community.

The Presbyterian Panel consists of three nationally representative samples of groups affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): members, elders serving on session (lay leaders), and ordained ministers. For most analyses, ministers are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized clergy, serving elsewhere. New samples are drawn every three years. These pages summarize major findings from the second survey completed by the 2006-2008 Panel, sampled in the fall of 2005.

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