Mental Health Ministry

The SSIsidore and Maria Parish Mental Health Ministry is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues and resources, reduce discrimination and stigma connected to mental illness, and to help connect community members with the mental health services they may need.

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is a key component to wellness. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It helps us to determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Yet mental health issues are common in our community: about 1 in 4 adults is will be diagnosed with mental health issues in any given year.

People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

The SSIsidore and Maria Mental Health Ministry

As a faith community, we can make a difference in people’s lives by educating ourselves on the facts about mental health, being accepting of a person’s mental health issues, comforting them in time of crisis, supporting them with prayerful presence and assisting them in their search for mental health services.

The Mental Health Ministry does not take on the roles of psychologists, psychiatrists or therapists. Instead, the volunteers in this ministry supply Christian love, prayer and human connections.

We are seeking parishioners who would feel called to serve in this new ministry. Whether you or someone you love has experienced mental health issues, or if you work in the field of behavioral health, your insight and experiences could help others.

For more information and/or to express interest or insights please contact Tammy Hewitt at or 860-633-9419.

This program does not offer, nor does it constitute, professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice or treatment of a qualified provider with concerns regarding mental health.