3GEN+ Mental Health Ministry

One out of every four adults in America is affected by mental illness at some point in their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Do you know anyone living with mental illness?

Hundreds of millions suffer from mental illnesses yearly, and many more do over their lifetimes. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience major depression in their lives. (Source: Mental Health - Our World in Data)

The first place many people go for help

Is to the church and to the priests. Yet, the faith communities, for lack of resources, have struggled to minister effectively to people with mental health conditions and their families.

3GEN+ Mental Health Ministry

In this light, our parish is one of the pioneers in addressing this subject matter! We have implemented 3GEN+ Mental Health Ministry to serve the 3 GENerations: youth, parents, elders, and everyone in between!

Need Immediate Support?

Contact the NAMI Helpline at

NAMI.org

How You Can Get Involved

Listen with the Ear of the Heart Training Cohort #10

Interested in becoming a Mental Health Minister? Register for our next FREE training.

The Sanctuary Course For Catholics

Coming soon! – A course in Mental Health Awareness and how to start conversations with people about Mental Health. We will watch one video per session (for a total of eight videos) and discuss it afterward. 

Grace Alliance Spiritual Support Group

Coming soon! – Mental Health Awareness & Support. A safe and sacred space to discuss and share as facilitators lead the group through the Mental Health Grace Alliance Program. 

Volunteer: Tabling Event

Help spread Parish-based Mental Health Ministry at monthly Tabling Events! Thank you so much for your support and help! (Details and time coming soon).

(Note that all volunteers must complete the Volunteer Compliance procedure before volunteering)

Volunteer: CareNotes

  • Packaging and updating the CareNotes wall weekly.
  • Coming up with ideas on how to distribute CareNotes to the community.

(Note that all volunteers must complete the Volunteer Compliance procedure before volunteering)

Have Questions? Email mentalhealth@sfoasjmhm.com or Contact Us

Our Mission in Mental Health Ministry

Our mission is: Be Christ’s Light in the lives of those suffering mental and emotional distress.

Our goals are:

  • Stop the Stigma

    Speak about Mental Illness.

  • Start Welcoming All

    So we all experience being Safe, Seen and Cherished.

  • Step Alongside

    Step alongside those experiencing emotional distress with prayer, kindness, and community resources.

Note: We do not offer Mental Health Treatment. Instead, we provide Parish-Based Mental Health Ministry that centers on friendship with God and friendship with others in our parish faith community.

Get In Touch. Get Involved

  • Are you interested in more in-depth information and helpful resources on mental health?
  • Do you have a heart for helping people living with mental illness and supporting their families?
  • Would you like to join our efforts in the Mental Health Ministry, serving our parish community?
Please get in touch with us – We have many ways for you to get involved, and we would love to connect with you!

Email us at mentalhealth@sfoasjmhm.com or fill out the form!

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