We are practicing Catholics who seek to imitate Christ by caring for all people in their mental wellbeing and especially supporting those who experience mental health challenges.
We seek to imitate Christ the Healer and His Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Mental Peace.
We provide information and resources on mental health related issues to Catholic individuals, families, and communities in order to help Catholics navigate mental healthcare and to build a more welcoming and inclusive church.
Thanks to our generous donors, we also provide financial support to individuals in need of mental health treatment. For more information on financial support, click here.
1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year, and 1 in 25 experience a serious mental illness. Nearly 7% of adults experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2018, and over 18% experienced an anxiety disorder. But less than half (41%) of those with a mental illness received services for their condition.
Of young people aged 13-18, 1 in 5 experience serious mental illness. Half of all chronic mental health conditions begin before the age of 14. 70% of young people in the juvenile justice system have a treatable mental illness.
African Americans and Hispanic Americans receive mental health treatment at only half the rate of Caucasian Americans and Asian Americans.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Of young people ages 14-18, approximately 1 in 6 have considered suicide, 1 in 7 have made a plan for suicide, and 1 in 12 have attempted suicide.
Find out more about the prevalence of mental illness from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"There are times when the burden of need and our own limitations might tempt us to become discouraged. But precisely then we are helped by the knowledge that, in the end, we are only instruments in the Lord's hands. ... In all humility we will do what we can, and... we will entrust the rest to the Lord."
We are inspired by our Catholic faith to support those who live with mental health challenges.
We believe in the inherent dignity of the human person. We support care that treats patients in accordance with this dignity.
We support safe treatments that are proven by research.