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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.
California Catholic Conference
The California Catholic Conference addresses caring for those who suffer from mental illness as an essential part of pastoral care.
National Institute of Mental H
National Institute of Mental Health is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Treatment Advocacy Center

The Treatment Advocacy Centerr is dedicated to eliminating legal and other barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated health, behavioral health and other services for those who need them, and recovery as a goal.
Stanley Medical Research Center

Stanley Medical Research Center conducts advanced research on the causes of, and treatment for, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Mental Health Ministry

Mental Health Ministries was founded in 2001 by United Methodist minister, Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder.  Mental Health Ministries has evolved into an ecumenical and interfaith outreach. It works with faith communities, advocacy groups, community organizations and mental health professionals. The focus is on using one’s faith and spirituality as an important part of the recovery and treatment process and as a way for family members to find strength and hope in caring for a loved one with a mental illness.

Catholic Mental Health Project

Catholic Mental Health Project

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales established a Mental Health Project to:

1) Offer support and resources to local Catholic communities as they respond to those facing mental health challenges,

2) Identify and highlight good practice in pastoral care for those with mental health needs, their families and careers,

3) Develop a network of those within the Catholic community in England and Wales with a special interest in locally based mental health support.