Article on Depression Draws on Expertise of Dean Emeritus Arch Hart


Archibald Hart, senior professor of psychology and dean emeritus of Fuller’s School of Psychology, is extensively quoted in the September 2 cover story of the magazine Today’s Christian Woman. The article, “Depression: The Church's Best Kept Secret,” by Corrie Cutrer, explores the stigma that continues to surround depression in the Christian community, keeping many from speaking openly about it—despite recent findings that one in four American women now takes a psychiatric medication.

In the article Dr. Hart recounts a time he spoke about depression at a seminar attended by 3,000 women: “I asked, ‘How many of you are on an antidepressant but have not told your husband?’ At least half of them stood up,” he says.

“The most important thing a church can do is set up a support group for people living with depression,” Hart also says in the article.

Read the full article here.

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