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
A series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained volunteer family members who know what it's like to have a loved one with a serious mental illness in the family. No cost to participate! Classes meet on Mondays from 7-9:30pm at the Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church (655 S. Lorraine Ave., Wichita) and will start on Monday, September 17. Last class is December 3. Space is limited and registration is required! Call Treva at 316-617-1909 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.