In this section is content related to Mental Illness. It includes a theological framework, catechetical resources, a listing of other resources, events, links and foundational documents and concepts in disability ministry.
The NCPD Council on Mental Illness has released a statement on the shooting in Tucson. To read the full statement click here.
The Mental Illness Network produces a monthly newsletter. If you would like to receive this, please click here.
For archived versions of MI Network News click here.
See below for more resources.
Welcomed and Valued: Mental Illness Resource Manual and DVD
The Resource Manual features 90+ pages of information, perspectives and tools to assist in the ministry with people with mental illness. Click here to download.
The DVD features in depth looks at people with mental illness and how they participate in parish life.
(27 minute open captioned DVD)
Discussion guide included. Click here for purchase information.
|Welcomed and Valued: Mental Illness Resource Manual|
|Spanish version of Welcomed and Valued (Corrected Cover Here)|
|Welcomed and Valued DVD Discussion Starters||Word|
|Psychiatric Advance Directive||Link|
|Welcome and Appreciate||Web Page||Word|
|Short Bulletin Articles||Web Page||Word|
|Six Week Bulletin Series||Web Page||Word|
|Prayer and Prayer Services||Web Page||Word|
|Sample Mass Petitions||Web Page||Word|
|Homily Prep||Web Page||Word|
|Mental Illness and Reconciliation||Web Page||Word|
|Peer Support||Web Page||Word|
|St. Dymphna||Web Page||Word|
Mental Illness Council
|Theological Framework||Web Page||Word|
|NCPD Board Resolution||Web Page|
|Council Members||Web Page|
|Chicago Achdiocese Mental Illness Ministries||Link|
|Mental Health Ministries||Link|
|Pathways to Promise||Link|
|Access and Inclusion Models||Word|
|Sacramental Guidelines (USCCB - 1995)
|Continuum of Models for Religious Education||Word|
|Individual Religious Education Plan||Word|
|Papal Message on World Day of the Sick||Link|
|Pastoral Statement (USCCB - 1978)
|Pastoral Statement - Large Print||Word|
|Welcome and Justice (USCCB -1998)
|Opening Doors to Welcome and Justice/ Parish Guide||Link|
|Quotes from Documents||Word|
|Evolving Definition of Disability
|National Directory for Catechesis||Link|
Foundational Documents for Disability Ministry
‘For I Am Lonely and Afflicted’
Toward a just response to the needs of mentally ill persons
A Statement of the Catholic Bishops of New York State