Auspice Mariae, Consolatrix Afflictorum ~ Under the Protection of Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted

“…Be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.” ~Joshua 1:9

In his great tenderness, Jesus extends his hand to all those who experience mental health struggles and to those who love them. The Church wishes to express this love by accompanying and supporting you in your struggle.  Below you will find resources that respond to the mental health needs of the whole person, body, mind and spirit. In addition, there are resources that can help parishes, schools and institutions to cultivate a deeper awareness of and responsiveness to these realities, suffered by so many. 

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Personal Testimonies

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement,
who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction
with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.” ~2 Cor 1:3-4

Below you will find testimonies from local Catholics about their mental health challenges and how God has played a role in their journey. These are shared from the perspective of a personal struggle or the perspective of accompanying a loved one who is struggling. We are thankful to those who are willing to share their story with us to help bring understanding, light and hope to others! 

Click on a statement below to read the full testimony. If you would like to share your anonymous, personal testimony for this website, please click here for the questionnaire


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