Let me explain.
As you might know, my mom and I have been on a Mental Health Working Group task force with the Diocese of San Diego for over a year to place parish advocates in churches throughout the county. It's been an amazing experience, headed up by Kent Peters and Linda Arreola from the Office for Social Ministry. Progress was made at every meeting, and the efforts have paid off. Without their dedication and support, this program would not exist.
|Kent Peters, Director,|
Office for Social Minstry
And with the Diocese's blessing, we are finally able to announce the formation of our first support groups for teens with depression, anxiety, cutting, and other mental challenges--and their parents!
Starting May 7th (that's in THREE weeks, people!), we will begin monthly meetings at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego on one Thursday a month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The schedule of dates is here.
These groups are open to all teenagers and their parents. You don't have to be Catholic or a member of the parish, but it will be a faith-based group. Please distribute the information to everyone you know who might have a need to be with others who understand and care about them and their future.
|Fr. Anthony Saroki, Pastor|
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
|Sarah Telles, RN|
Let's get the word out and make these pilot groups successful!