Regarding “Priests and depression,” Aug. 20, Page 1:

Thank you for Katie Scott’s well-researched and well-written article about priests’ mental health. I appreciate that Father Thomas, Father Weeks and others had the courage to speak openly.

Our priests carry a heavy load on our behalf. Father Weeks said that he is human, too, and needs to take care of himself. That is an honest admission from one who routinely provides grace to people during the best and worst times of their lives.

Brian Williams

Salem