May is Mental Health Awareness Month
One in four people will be affected by a mental health problem this year, yet the stigma surrounding mental illness silences many and prevents faith communities from responding compassionately and effectively.
Almost all of us have times when we feel stressed out, anxious, or down. When that happens to you or a loved one, do you know what to do?
Recognizing that you or someone you know could use some support for your mental health is the first step. That means checking in with yourself regularly, and checking in with others to see if they may need help.
Then you can take action to get support if it’s needed.
Our diocese cares about mental health. For mental health resources and support, or to join the ministry, visit https://catholicmhm.org/orange.
There is hope for those of us with mental illness. Recovery is possible and the church plays an important role. The role of the church is to remind one another that we are beloved children of God.
Fatima’s mental health ministry email: [email protected]
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