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 Basics
This class is offered for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents (up to age 18) who live with mental illness. This series of 6 weekly classes is offered in a two-and-a-half hour format. The next class will meet on Sundays from April 8 to May 6 at West Evangelical Free Church (1161 N. Maize Road) from 3-5:30pm. To register, call text or email Beth at 316-618-9165 or

NAMI Peer-to-Peer
This class 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. Classes are two hours in length. Class begins on April 9 at the College Hill United Methodist Church (2930 East 1st Street) from 1:30 - 3:30pm. The final class will be June 18 due to the Memorial Day holiday. Registration is required. Please leave a message at 316-686-1373 or email 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.