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Depression, Lent, and Easter
I am always relieved when the end of Lent arrives. Not because I found the giving things up part difficult. For the depressed person, giving things up is relatively easy. Neuroscientist Robert…
Bishop Conley discusses extended sabbatical for mental health
Following a nearly year-long sabbatical to attend to his mental health, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln explained his experience with depression, seeking help, and his return to his duties as a bishop.
Pope Francis says seeing a psychiatrist helped him with anxiety when he was younger
Pope Francis has said that seeing a psychiatrist in Argentina helped him with anxiety when he was a younger priest in an interview published in an Argentine newspaper Saturday.
The Deacon's Mic: When a Deacon's Daughter Dies by Suicide
For this new edition of The Deacon’s Mic, I’m honored to talk with Deacon Ed Shoener, from the Diocese of Scranton. Ed created a new and vital ministry five years ago, when he wrote…
Bishop Conley of Lincoln Nebraska opens up about Mental Health Recovery
In December 2019, Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln announced he was going on a medical leave of absence.
Deacon calls on Catholics ‘to be Church’ to those with mental illnesses,
Ministers in the Church have a special role when called to reach out to people trapped in the “dark tunnel” of pain and despair caused by mental illness: help them heal spiritually. They…
Saints who Confronted Suicidal Thoughts
Mental illness does not mean a lack of holiness, as these saints’ lives richly attest.
Death of Brooklyn Priest Believed to be a Suicide
As many of you might know, in the early hours of Sunday morning, 16 August, the Rev. Timothy Hirten, Ch. Maj., USAF, passed from this life. I ask you to offer Mass for the repose of his soul and the…
Australian bishops put mental health first as lockdowns magnify unseen battle faced by millions
With Australia still gripped by pandemic, “understanding and support” for mental health has been identified as a nationwide priority in the 2020 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference…
Philippine diocese creates mental health ‘hopeline’
The Diocese of Kalookan has created a support helpline for those struggling with anxiety and other emotions due to the coronavirus crisis.
Ave Explores Series: Stress, Anxiety, And Mental Health
Katie Prejean McGrady and a team of experts will help you explore a variety of mental health issues such as addiction and recovery, forgiveness, grief, practicing mindfulness, therapy, and spiritual…
'No different from the rest of us'- Priests and mental health care
After the suicide of a Missouri priest last month, psychologists talked with CNA about the issues priests can face when they need help with caring for their mental health.