Who feels welcome in your local parish? Are clergy and laity comfortable discussing mental health? Are there resources available for people experiencing mental health problems? In this film you will meet Matthew, who lives with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and primary obsessional OCD. Listen to his story, and hear from our experts about the opportunity for faith communities to engage in the broader mental health conversation and offer meaningful support.
(The therapeutic interventions described in this film are not prescriptive; please consult your doctor or counselor if you are seeking treatment for anxiety or depression.)
Learn more about this course and Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries at www.sanctuarymentalhealth.org/catholics/
More resources related to this course, including transcripts and promotional materials, can be found here.
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.