Psychological illnesses are becoming one of the biggest problems in the world, as they affect a large number of people, regardless of age, ethnicity or class, in addition to being difficult to identify and treat. Studies show that adopting an active spiritual life can be effective in treating illnesses or aggravations, starting to seek a meaning for their existence and comfort for their pain. Depression is a subject that has been increasingly discussed in the media, social networks and academic environments, it is characterized by a set of depressive symptoms that when they appear for a long time cause a functional impairment for the individual, can be diagnosed as a disease, that is, it is not a sporadic sadness. Depression is a change in mood, and within health, mood is not described as joy or sadness, considering that these characteristics have very superficial aspects to define such a comprehensive theme.
Keywords: Mental health. Priests. Church.
Isabeline Maria de Góis Mendes de Oliveira;
Fausto Pierdoná Guzen.