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.





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!

NAMI Family to Family Class
This series of 12 weekly classes is structured to help family members/caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. There is no cost to attend. Class begins Monday, February 12 and occurs each Monday through April 30 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm at the City Life Church in Wichita (216 E. 2nd Street). Registration is required. Call Janet at 316-734-2082 to register. 

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


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). 


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.