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New Catholic Charities board gives mental health clients forum to discuss pros, cons of own care
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

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.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Faith, alternative treatment help Hamilton Square parishioner through cancer

Paula Beiger had been having symptoms for several months before finally seeing a doctor in November 2011. Just two weeks before Christmas, she received the diagnosis – stage III colon cancer.

Beiger, 61, of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, followed her doctor’s recommendation and completed six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation.

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Friday, September 22, 2017
A teaching on how God bestows his grace to those facing illness
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
An Exercise in Faith -- St. Elizabeth exercise club engages parishioners physically and spiritually
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
Prayers, care for sick are common ground for believers, pope says

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.

 
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
St. Francis Medical Center offers faith community nursing program
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
World Day of the Sick an opportunity to grow in holiness
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
Overcoming Barriers to Health -- Annual El Centro health fair connects providers, community

For many living in Trenton, access to healthcare is restricted not only by cost prohibitions, but also by language barriers.

 
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Stepping aside can be a loving gesture to those who are sick
When we are ill, there's often nothing more uplifting than an encouraging word from a friend or family member. More ...
Monday, January 11, 2016



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