God is Calling Us, Let Us Listen

More than a week after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, we are still in shock over the heinous act against innocent lives — 19 elementary school children and two teachers were slaughtered.

Lighting the Way Toward Better Mental Health

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness” as the old saying goes. Andrea McGrath believes in lighting a lot of candles. Not only that, she makes them.

CHURCH PANDEMIC ILLUSTRATION

Mental Health Ministry Growing

Jeri McNulty remembers early on in the COVID-19 pandemic the stress and anxiety attacks that came with shifting her reading classes for young students online, and the general isolation she experienced in her personal life in a remote world.

Catholics See Challenging Balance in Simone Biles’ Decisions at Olympics

When Simone Biles, described as the world’s greatest gymnast, announced July 27 she would not be competing in a team event with the U.S. women’s Olympics gymnastics team and the next day withdrew from the all-around final, many people were shocked, but many supported her decision to prioritize her mental health.

Vatican Tackles Psychological Fallout From COVID Pandemic

The Vatican released a new document “Accompanying People in Psychological Distress in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Members of One Body, Loved by One Love,” which was summoned by Pope Francis to try to imagine a post-pandemic world.

Catholic Charities’ Mental Health Clinic in Jackson Heights Adds Pharmacy

For Donald Hoffman, mental health is nothing to be ashamed of

Hoffman, an Astoria resident, has struggled with bipolar disorder and depression for most of his life, and since 2013, he has received services from Catholic Charities Brooklyn  & Queens’ (CCBQ) mental health and rehabilitation center in Jackson Heights.

Self-Care Catholicism

Though often associated with yoga mats and bubble baths, self-care also has to do with the spiritual aspect. Two Tablet reporters and one counselor discuss self-care Catholicism, or taking care of yourself, through the Catholic lens.