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Psychology and Mental Health Links

Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA).  This is the professional organization for Catholic therapists and therapy students.

APA Division 36 – Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.  This is the division of the American Psychological Association for psychologists and students interested in psychology of religion and spirituality.

Institute for the Psychological Sciences – A Catholic graduate school for psychology.

National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)  This link is specifically to the Mental Illness section of their webpage.  They have lots of resources for parishes regarding attending to those with mental illness and and integrating them in the life of the parish.

Welcomed and Valued: Mental Illness Resource Manual from NCPD.  This is a downloadable PDF with many of the resources from the NCPD.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – The grassroots organization formed to educate and support those with mental illness and their families.

NAMI FaithNet – NAMI outreach and partnership with faith communities.

Mental Health Grace Alliance – In addition to offering an excellent ministry, they have three great downloadable PDF guides to living with and supporting someone with a mental illness.

WellCatholic – This is a site to find Catholic medical and mental health providers. – provides “psychological information and a list of counselors across the USA who are faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.”


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  • January 7, 2018 - 8:28 pm

    Marianne - Although they do some wonderful work for mentally ill people, the National Alliance on Mental Illness supports human embryonic stem cell research which is against Church teaching. If you use their website to find information, I suggest that you don’t make any monetary donations to the organization or become a member, because the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has stated that contributing to charities that promote such an immoral act as embryonic stem cell research, one would be cooperating immorally in an act of evil.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2018 - 10:34 am

    Marianne - I am adding a comment to my previous one. From the research that I have conducted, it does not appear that the National Alliance on Mental Illness directly funds research on human embryonic stem cells. I will continue to try to see if that is the case. I do know that they signed a letter to Congress several years ago, along with 514 other charities and organizations, urging that embryonic stem cell research be made available to medical research organizations. I do not know if they have done any further lobbying. I will keep you posted about any additional information.ReplyCancel

  • February 20, 2018 - 5:51 pm

    Marianne Komek mzkomek - After conducting further research, I found that the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) actively promotes human embryonic stem cell research. In a letter dated April 3, 2105, Mary Gilberti, Executive Director of NAMI, asked Congress to allocate 32 billion dollars to the National Institute of Heath and also appropriations to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Both federal institutions fund human embryonic stem cell research which is against Church teaching, as I stated in my first comment. There is also a direct link to the National Institute of Mental Health for participation in a clinical trial for bipolar disorder. On the Catholic Partnership for Disability, along with the resources for parishes, NAMI Faithnet is listed which is a link to NAMI’s website.ReplyCancel

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