Mental Health

Lenten Poetry Companion

Using poetry as a companion for prayer can be a rich and engaging endeavor. Poetry invites the listener into participation in the unfolding layers of meaning that come from the nuances of language,...

Examen on Social Media

Social media can be used as a positive tool for justice and social change or can become an addiction or distraction if not used mindfully. This examen on social media provides space to reflect on how...

The Social Nature of the Human Person

The relational nature of God in the Trinity provides a model for humanity. In a time when social isolation is rampant, this resource analyzes the importance of kinship and community in work for...

A Wrinkle in Time

Film Discussion Guide
This film is an adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s timeless children’s novel that touches on the themes of friendship, self-acceptance, love, and loss. A synopsis, discussion questions, and...

Litany for Those Who Suffer from Mental Distress

We pray that we may always recognize that those with mental health problems are made in the image of God and that we may always display respect as well as compassion toward them.

Alive Inside

Film Discussion Guide
In celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, this film discussion guide explores the power of music in overcoming memory loss. Alive Inside is a touching, powerful film that brings forth...

World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10

Prayer Service
This prayer service beautifully melds together the realities of hope, prevention, and concern for those who struggle with thoughts of suicide.  

Chasing Hope: Survivors of Suicide Loss

November 22 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Although it is extremely important to remember suicide victims and to do everything possible to prevent future suicides, it is also...

Prayer for Mental Illness

We pray for all those who suffer from mental illness and for their families; may our nation and our communities recognize their great need.  

Mental Illness

Lesson Plan
Mental illness is a core issue in the national gun violence debate. This resource sheds light on the connection between mental illness and violent crime. It also shares spiritual resources and...

Silver Linings Playbook

Two troubled people struggling with depression turn to each other in this recent movie. This discussion guide and supporting resources explore mental illness.  

Voices of the Gun Violence Debate

Lesson Plan
As the fight over guns moves into Congress, this resource lifts up voices on many sides of the debate and invites learners to apply Catholic Social Tradition to the signs of our times.