Bishop Conley of Lincoln Nebraska opens up about Mental Health Recovery

by Mary Farrow, Catholic News Agency  |  11/14/2020  |  ACMHM News

In December 2019, Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln announced he was going on a medical leave of absence.

Citing diagnoses of depression and anxiety, as well as chronic insomnia and debilitating tinnitus (a constant ringing of the ears), the bishop said in a public statement that he would be receiving psychological as well as medical treatment.

It had taken him months to get to a point where he realized he needed help.

“It really goes back to the summer of 2018, so, long before I finally got to the point where I asked for some time off,” Conley told CNA.

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