In May of 2023 St. Sabina Parish partnered with Catholic Charities to establish the Catholic Mental Health Ministry. We have seen the great need for mental wellness in our society and we hope to serve both those who are suffering and their caregivers, break stigma surrounding mental health, and become a more inclusive community.

St. Dymphna, Patron saint of Mental Health

St. Dymphna, known as the patron saint of mental health, is a revered figure in Christian history, celebrated for her compassion, bravery, and enduring legacy in advocating for those afflicted by mental and emotional challenges.

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Prayer to St. Dymphna

St. Sabina Mental Health Ministry

A mental health minister is:

  • Compassionate
  • A good listener
  • Respectful of all
  • Willing to learn
  • Reliable

Mental health ministers:

  • Do NOT provide treatment
  • Prayerfully accompany those in need
  • Model self-care
  • Protect confidentiality
  • Establish and maintain boundaries
  • Cultivate hope through awareness, acceptance and accompaniment

Interested in being a mental help minister? Click here to fill out our volunteer interest form.

The ministry has three primary areas of focus: 

  1. Host ongoing educational events about various mental health topics.
  2. Provide contact information to local counselors and other helpful local and national resources.
  3. Hold small group meetings both for those who struggle with mental health issues and for their friends, family members, and caregivers. Support groups will be focused on topics of most interest to those in need.