Mental illness

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Austin and Catherine Mardon meet Pope Francis Nov. 6.

Catholic couple brings the love of family to young people with mental illness

For Catholic couple Austin and Catherine Mardon, mental illness is personal.  Read more

Catholic woman with schizophrenia being held for blasphemy in Indonesia 

A mentally ill woman who identified herself as a Catholic is being held for blasphemy in Indonesia after an incident... Read more


In the US, we're more likely to jail the mentally ill than get them help

People with severe mental illness are much more likely to be incarcerated than treated for their disorders, say advocates, and... Read more

A tele-prayer service for Catholics with mental illnesses

To recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability held a teleconference prayer service offering those with... Read more

Is Virginia about to execute a man with a serious mental illness?

William Morva is scheduled to be executed in Virginia on July 6.  Read more

An Oregon bill could allow mentally ill patients to be starved

An Oregon bill on advanced medical directive rules could allow patients who suffer from dementia or mental illness to be... Read more

Many states still execute inmates with severe mental illnesses

More than 10 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in two separate cases that the death penalty is unconstitutional when... Read more

Court commended for staying execution of mentally ill man

The Catholic bishops in Texas thanked a federal appeals court for issuing a stay of execution for mentally ill inmate... Read more

The lethal injection room at New Mexico State Pen.

Texas Catholics to governor: Don't execute mentally ill man

The Texas Catholic Conference has called on governor Rick Perry to stay the execution of mentally ill death row inmate... Read more

Bishops encourage tenderness, policy changes for mentally ill

The Catholic bishops of New York State have released a pastoral document on mental illness, urging Christians to show compassion... Read more