We support Catholic parishes and dioceses in establishing mental health ministries. Mental health ministries provide vital spiritual accompaniment for people experiencing mental illness, as well as those who care for them.
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Prayers of Pope Francis for People with Mental Illness
Pope Francis has said that we need to “fully overcome the stigma with which mental illness has often been branded and…ensure that the culture of community prevails over the mentality of rejection.” He encourages us to build a community of warmth and affection where they “will find support and a light that opens them up to life.” The Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers has worked with the Pope's Wordwide Prayer Network at the Vatican to develop resources that will help parishes respond to the Pope’s call.
The Sanctuary Course for Catholics
Compelling films that that feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists.
Mental Health Ministry and the Diaconate: Christ Heals Our Wounds
The Role of the Church for the Mental Health Community, Bishop Kevin W. Vann, JCD, DD
What a Mental Health Ministry Team Can Do in a Parish, Father Anthony Saroki, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Diocese of San Diego
Add Fri, Jan 28 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Our president, Deacon Ed Shoener and Sharon St Pierre, LCSW, will present our January monthly webinar, “Mental Health Ministry is a Pro-Life Ministry,” on Fri, Jan 28 from 2:00-3:00pm ET.
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