Because we’re all human. Ministers and counselors deal with heavy stuff; we’re preparing for (if not already) immersed in a life of serving others. We need to do so with an emotional base that is healthy; just like doctors should probably also see a doctor now and then, so seminary students are wise and prudent to keep good tab on their emotional health.
And sometimes we just need help. Sometimes there’s issues we can’t deal with alone, things we can’t just pray away or talk out in support groups. That’s why counselors exist, that’s why psychologists and medicines are out there.
Getting help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of humility and strength. And it will only aid you in your service to others down the road.
If you have any suspicion that you might be facing some emotional or mental struggles, please don’t hesitate…
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