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Healthy Catholics is a blog promoting psychological and spiritual wellness. Here the belief is that everyone has problems and the key to growth comes from addressing them in an integrated way.  Psychological, social, biological, and spiritual problems always exist together in a person and God exists there too. Therefore posts include advice from Saints and holy people, links to the latest studies in the mental health field, personal stories, and reflections on scripture.  Humor is also part of this blog. Without it we cannot survive our problems. Professional psychological, medical, and spiritual advice are not provided here

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in communities to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) was established in 1982 to implement in parishes and dioceses throughout the United States the 1978 Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities.  The mission of NCPD Council on Mental Illness is: Following Jesus who embraced all, we reach out to accompany our brothers and sisters with mental illness and their families while assisting the Catholic community by providing resources and education for spiritual and pastoral support.
The Diocese of San Diego has established a mental health ministry network.  This network supports mental health ministry in participating parishes and challenges us to imagine a world where mental illness has lost it’s stigma, and helps to bring such a world into being.
The California Catholic Conference addresses caring for those who suffer from mental illness as an essential part of pastoral care.