One in four people will be affected by a mental health problem at some point in their lives, yet the stigma surrounding mental health silences many and prevents faith communities from responding compassionately and effectively. This eight-session course explores the realities of mental health and illness, as well as the need for faith-based community conversations about these topics. The videos feature stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with insights from archbishops, theologians, and psychologists.
The Course contains eight sessions, which will run from 11AM-12:30PM each Third Sunday of the month from October 17,2021 through May 15,2022 in St Malachi Parish Meeting Room (former School Library). The Easter Day session will be moved to the following week. Content is helpful for those who struggle with mental health, those who love, provide care for, or minster to those who struggle, or those who are interested in learning more about this topic. All course materials are free online on FORMED.org; however, registration is required for planning purposes.
Participants need to commit to regular attendance for the benefit of the entire group. Cathy Jacob and others who completed the course virtually during the pandemic lockdown will facilitate the group. For details and to register, contact Stephanie Pritts at firstname.lastname@example.org.