The Sanctuary Course for Catholics
Session 2: Mental Health
Episode 2 • 19m
"Over the course of our lives, we will all experience periods of flourishing and languishing mental health—a reality that helpfully frames our understanding of mental health, mental illness, and suffering. In this film you will meet Kasey, who lives with anxiety and depression. Listen to her story, and learn about the mental health continuum and its implications for your faith community.
Learn more about this course and Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries at www.sanctuarymentalhealth.org/catholics/
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Warning: This course and films address difficult and sensitive topics, and may not be appropriate for a young audience. Parental guidance is advised.
This film captures the experiences of individuals in their own words; the views and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not always represent the views of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries, FORMED, or the Augustine Institute."
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