Mental Health Ministy
“Christ took all human suffering on himself, even mental illness. Yes, even this affliction, which perhaps seems the most absurd and incomprehensible, configures the sick person to Christ and gives him a share in his redeeming passion.”
-Pope Saint John Paul II
Call, chat, or text 988 to speak to a local Crisis Specialist if you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health, drug, or alcohol crisis.
Mission: Holy Family’s mental health ministry lives our faith by journeying with others. The ministry’s focus is on coping and caring, awareness of mental health, advocacy, and walking with individuals and families on their journey.
Our goal is to provide a place to speak out and be heard in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment, where isolation and stigma dissipate as supportive community is created.
Caregivers Support Group
Caregiver Support Group: Join others who care for loved ones with chronic, progressive, or terminal illnesses like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Email [email protected] to connect via Zoom or if you want to participate but have barriers we might be able to help with.
Parent Support Group
Parent Support Group: Join other parents and guardians who have children of any age experiencing mental health, drug, and alcohol struggles. Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Email [email protected] if you want to participate but have barriers we might be able to help with.
Each fall and spring the Mental Health Ministry runs a book or video series, with a kickoff speaker.
Our fall series will start with an informative session about mental health myths led by parishioner Dr. Paul Kim and continue with the Sanctuary Course video series for Catholics. Come one week, come all weeks! For the best experience, email [email protected] before the sessions to receive readings for background.
Join us on one or more Tuesdays from 6-8pm!
Sept 26: Dr. Paul Kim and Introduction to Sanctuary
Oct 3: Mental Health and Mental Illness
Oct 10: Stigma and Recovery
Oct 17: Companionship and Self-care
Oct 24: The Church