On January 17th at Our Lady of Sorrows, Monroe, Ohio and January 18th St. Monica-St. George, Cincinnati, Ohio The Office for Persons with Disabilities will sponsor a workshop on how to start Mental Health Ministry in your parish hosted by Deacon Ed Schoener, President of The Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers.
Why Mental Health Ministry?
· 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
· 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
· 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
· 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
· Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14
*National Alliance of Mental Illness
Learn how to serve and provide opportunities for individuals and families suffering with mental illness to grow in faith.
“Whoever suffers from mental illness always bears God’s image and likeness in themselves, as does every human being. In addition, they always have the inalienable right not only to be considered as an image of God and therefore as a person, but also to be treated as such.” (Pope John Paul II, International Conference for Health Care Workers, on Illnesses of the Human Mind, November 30, 1996.
Register by email: Lisa Averion
January 17th registration: Archdiocese of Cincinnati: Mental Health Ministry Workshop (signupgenius.com)