I thought it best to start a new thread about this rather than raise it in the other thread “My battle with depression”. I’d be interested to know what everyone’s thoughts are regarding specific mental health or other pastoral issues facing those of us with a particular inclination towards – and careers in – science and technology.
In particular, what advice would you give to your pastor on the matter? Discussions around science and faith all too often tend to operate at a doctrinal or socio-political level, revolving around subjects such as creation and evolution, or climate change, but I think there’s also a real need to discuss science and faith on a pastoral level as well. Certainly, if the Church is to “go into all the world” as Jesus commanded, then it needs to pay attention to the specific pastoral needs of those of us working professionally in science-based careers, and that includes supporting us with any mental health issues that we may have, as well as helping us to maintain good mental hygiene.