Supports for Catholics with Mental Illness

 

 

 

Prayer to St. Dymphna

Hear us, O God, Our Savior, as we honor St. Dymphna, patroness of those afflicted with mental and emotional illness. Help us to be inspired by her example and comforted by her merciful help. Amen.

 

 

 

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NAMI Wichita

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Wichita offers numerous educational and supportive materials and classes for anyone impacted by mental illness. You are NOT alone! Visit their website for more information! http://www.namiwichita.org

Articles from NAMI
The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling
Responding to Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

 

PEER-TO-PEER Education Course is offered for adults living with mental illness. This series of 10 weekly classes focuses on helping persons understand their illness and gain skills to help establish and maintain wellness. The Fall 2017 class will meet on Wednesdays from August 30 - November 1 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. We will meet at the New Covenant United Methodist Church (1718 W. Douglas, Wichita). For more information or to register, leave a message at 316-686-1373 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family-to-Family Class is offered for family members or caretakers of adults with mental illness. There are 2 options of classes:

  • Mondays from August 28 - November 20 (with exception to Labor Day). Class meets at Hope Mennonite Church (868 N. Maize Rd, Wichita) from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call Treva at 316-617-1909 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesdays from August 30 - November 15. Class meets at New Covenant United Methodist Church (1718 W. Douglas, Wichita) from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call Belinda at 316-641-8417 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Mental Health Support Group - St. Francis of Assisi Parish

The St. Francis of Assisi Parish Nurse Ministry has formed a group for those that struggle with mental health issues and also for those close to them. All are welcome to join! The group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm in Stewardship Hall. No registration required. Feel free to attend one or all of the gatherings. This is a safe place to come learn and share. Address is 861 N. Socora, Wichita, 67212. Call Lawrence Schuckman for more information (316-259-8210). 

Click here to read a great article published in The Vernacular newsletter through St. Francis of Assisi (see page 7).

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Welcomed and Valued: Building Faith Communities of Support and Hope with People with Mental Illness and Their Families is a workshop offered, in collaboration with the National Association for Mental Illness-Wichita and Catholic Charities Counseling, to interested parishes. For more information, please call Myra Jacobs at 316-269-3900.