Mark your Calendar NOW for
Mental Health Month!!
Did you know that one out of every four families experiences mental illness? When your parish gathers, nearly everyone there will know someone who has a mental illness of varying severity and length. Because of the stigma attached to it, few will come forward, but it is there.
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May is Mental Health Month. The Council on Mental Illness a part of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability will be posting resources for dioceses, agencies, parishes and individuals to become more aware of the pastoral concerns of persons with mental illness and their families. Prayers, bulletin articles, suggestions for activities, and other resources will be posted at NCPD.org.
Look for Mental Health Month on the front page. Resources will be posted beginning the first week of April. As you prepare for the busy month of May take a look at some simple but effective actions you can take to raise awareness, educate and to help our church be a vibrant place of welcome/support for those who are effected by mental illness.
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