Mental Illness

Mental Illness Prayer Group

 

In this section is content related to Mental Illness. It includes a theological framework, catechetical resources, a listing of other resources, eventslinks 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      PDF
 Spanish version of Welcomed and Valued (Corrected Cover Here)      PDF
 Welcomed and Valued DVD Discussion Starters    Word  PDF
 Psychiatric Advance Directive  Link    
Welcome and Appreciate Web Page Word PDF
Short Bulletin Articles Web Page Word PDF
Six Week Bulletin Series Web Page Word PDF
Prayer and Prayer Services Web Page Word PDF
Sample Mass Petitions Web Page Word PDF
Homily Prep Web Page Word PDF
Mental Illness and Reconciliation Web Page Word PDF
Peer Support Web Page Word PDF
Suicide Web Page Word PDF
St. Dymphna Web Page Word PDF

 

Mental Illness Council

     
Theological Framework Web Page Word PDF
NCPD Board Resolution Web Page    
Council Members Web Page    

 

Links

     
 Chicago Achdiocese Mental Illness Ministries  Link    
 Mental Health Ministries  Link    
 NAMI Faithnet  Link    
 Pathways to Promise  Link    

 

 

Catechetical Resources

Access and Inclusion Models   Word  PDF
Sacramental Guidelines (USCCB - 1995)
Link Word PDF
Continuum of Models for Religious Education   Word PDF
Individual Religious Education Plan   Word PDF

Ministry Tools

Papal Message on World Day of the Sick Link    
Pastoral Statement (USCCB - 1978)
Link    
Pastoral Statement - Large Print   Word PDF
Welcome and Justice (USCCB -1998)
Link    
Opening Doors to Welcome and Justice/ Parish Guide Link    
Quotes from Documents   Word PDF
Evolving Definition of Disability
Web page    
Bibliography   Word PDF
National Directory for Catechesis Link    

Foundational Documents for Disability Ministry

 

 

 

Mental Illness-Specific Resources

 

‘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 
 
     PDF
       

 

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