Catholic Mental Health

A Nonprofit Embracing Mental Health As Part of Our Christian Mission.

A Nonprofit Embracing Mental Health As Part of Our Christian Mission.

A Nonprofit Embracing Mental Health As Part of Our Christian Mission.A Nonprofit Embracing Mental Health As Part of Our Christian Mission.A Nonprofit Embracing Mental Health As Part of Our Christian Mission.

Diagnoses and Issues

Depressive Disorders

There are many types of depression. Depressive disorders are typically characterized by low energy, appetite changes, excessive feelings of guilt, lack of motivation or interest in doing things, and low mood.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health challenges. Anxiety disorders are often characterized by excessive worry or fear, heart palpitations, and difficulty breathing.

Loneliness, Stress, & Burn Out

A build-up of stress can result in insomnia, restlessness, irritability, or low mood. If not dealt with properly, this can contribute to or exacerbate poor mental health.

Self-Harm

"Self-harm" refers to any purposeful destructive behavior, such as cutting, bruising, hitting your head, burning, or preventing injuries from healing.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are characterized by unhealthy and/or dangerous behaviors related to food, including binging, purging, or restricting food intake.

Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

There are several types of bipolar. They are typically characterized by episodes of extreme moods including manic/hypomanic episodes and depressive episodes.

Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by hallucinations, delusions/paranoia, and disordered thoughts and/or speech.

Psychosis

Psychosis can be a symptom of many psychological and physical conditions. It is characterized by a loss of touch with reality, including hallucinations and paranoia/delusions.

Personality Disorders

A personality disorder is a type of mental illness characterized by enduring and pervasive patterns thinking, feeling, and behaving that cause long-term problems for oneself and their relationships.

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Addiction is a disorder that causes compulsive behavior or use of a substance that cannot be stopped by will power to the point that it causes the individual harm.

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) are impulse control disorders that cause one to repeatedly damage their hair or skin through symptoms such as hair-pulling or skin picking.

Paranoia

Paranoia is characterized by obsessions with suspicious thoughts that are not based in reality.

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal ideation can be a symptom of many mental disorders or exist independently of a mental health diagnosis.

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders are characterized by interruption or difficulty in memory, identity, and perception. 

Trauma and PTSD

Trauma refers to any event that overwhelms one's emotional capacity to cope. Some traumatized people also develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Drug-Induced Mental Health Problems

Some people experience depression, anxiety, or psychosis as the result of drug use. Learn about the risks.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Austim Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is not a mental illness, but those with autism can be more vulnerable to mental health challenges. ASD is often characterized by difficulties in social skills, nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors.

Pornography and Masturbation

Habitual pornography viewing and/or masturbation can cause significant mental health problems, including sexual addiction, or can indicate an already existing problem such as depression or anxiety.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep challenges can have profound effects on physical and mental wellbeing. Sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and more.

Hearing Voices

Hearing voices can be a frightening experience, especially when it is new. But hearing voices is a surprisingly common experience and can be managed and treated in a variety of ways.

Maternal Mental Health

The experience of pregnancy and childbirth can result in a variety of mental health struggles, including postpartum depression, perinatal anxiety, birth trauma, and more.

Self-Care

Everyone needs self-care, and for those with mental health challenges and those who care for them, self-care is even more vital.

Children's Mental Health

Identifying mental health challenges in children can be difficult. Learn about the warning signs of childhood mental health problems and early-onset conditions.

Mental Illness, Disability, and the Law

"Disability" can be a confusing term in the field of mental health. Is a mental illness always a disability? What rights do I have as a person with a mental disorder? Click below to find out more.

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neuropsychological disorder characterized, in children, by inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity; however, these symptoms may change as an individual gets older.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD is characterized by unwanted intrusive thoughts, images, and urges (obsessions) and related behaviors or rituals used to cope with anxiety (compulsions).

Minority Stress

Minority stress is a psychological phenomenon by which members of stigmatized or marginalized groups are more prone to psychological stress and/or mental health conditions.