For crisis intervention, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Behavioral Health Crisis or Suicide Prevention: Call, text, or chat: 988
What is Catholic Mental Health Ministry all about?
Trinity Outreach mental health ministry is here to accompany fellow parishioners living with mental health or substance use challenges as well as their loved ones and caregivers. Our goal is to be prayerful companions always listening, praying, and seeking to understand. We work to overcome the isolation, confusion, and stigma that often accompany mental health and substance use challenges. We offer opportunities for mental health education, support group meetings, spiritual growth, and community resources as we journey together toward fuller participation in our Catholic faith.
Are you called to serve in Mental Health Ministry?
Mental health ministers provide support primarily through holy listening, that is listening in the context of the healing presence of God. We provide a safe, confidential, welcoming environment where people feel comfortable letting their story unfold at their pace. We provide spiritual companionship through prayer, referrals, guidance on the treatment process, education, and respect for the individual. Mental health ministers are compassionate, respectful of all, willing to learn, reliable, and listen without judgement. Mental health ministers do NOT provide treatment; instead we are present, constantly cultivating hope through awareness, acceptance, and accompaniment. Training is provided.
For inquires or to request additional information, contact Mary Fuller at email@example.com
Spiritual Support Group Meetings
When: Monday, December 12
Location: Church, Hospitality Room
Please bring a journal and a pen
Do you or a loved one struggle with mental health or substance use challenges? Are you a caregiver for a parent or spouse? Have you lost a loved one to suicide? Are you feeling isolated or alone? Are you feeling overwhelmed with whatever life has given you? Whatever your situation, you are not alone! Trinity Outreach welcomes you to join us as we grow in relationship with one another and in relationship with our merciful Lord. We welcome you to join us as we gather to pray, to confidentially share our sacred stories (always optional), and grow to a fuller participation in our Catholic faith life. We will share a tasty snack too!
Mental Health Prayers
Click HERE for prayers.
NAMI Northern Illinois - Our mission is improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, advocacy, and hope.