Members of Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton’s new Behavioral Health Consumer Advisory Council pose for a photo. From left, Patrick Reilly and Jean Furdella, co-chairs, and Wilson Bagley, peer support specialist. Catholic Charities photo
Each year, Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton provides more than 100,000 adults, families and children with a variety of mental health services dealing with everything from addiction to domestic violence, regardless of their religious affiliations.
These consumers will soon have a forum for communicating their experiences with those services and helping shape future services thanks to the CCDoT’s new Behavioral Health Consumer Advisory Council. The council is part of an initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to gather information from behavioral health clients across the country in order to determine the most effective courses of treatment and services.
With this issue of The Monitor, which includes several pages dedicated to health and wellness, the editorial staff decided it would be most appropriate to once again provide our readers with some good, comforting and accurate information on the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and Dying. More ... Wednesday, February 3, 2016
On Wednesday mornings, the parish center of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Whiting, is transformed into a fitness center – minus the obnoxious muscle heads and membership fees. More ... Thursday, January 28, 2016
VATICAN CITY -- Praying for a loved one's health and healing, tenderly caring for them and asking very human questions about why people suffer are experiences Christians, Muslims and Jews all share, Pope Francis said.
The Catholic Health Association of the United States says that the tradition of nursing in Catholic health care, from nurse executives to nursing assistants, in hospitals, long-term care organizations, hospices and community-based programs, is one of providing holistic, compassionate care to all those in need. More ... Wednesday, January 27, 2016
In a grotto near Lourdes, France, Our Lady appeared to now-Saint Bernadette Soubirous on Feb. 11, 1858. Bernadette told the story of hearing the Lady say that she “did not promise to make happy in this world, but in the next.” More ... Wednesday, January 27, 2016