May
is Mental Health Awareness Month!


September
is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month!

Want to Learn More or Get Involved with Mental Health ministry at these parishes?

 

Mental Health 101 workshop – SCBH Dept. 

Mental Health 101 at St. Simon Parish

SCBH Department 

Mental Health 101 Workshop Introduction

Faith communities, for lack of resources, have struggled to minister effectively to people with mental health conditions and their families. In this light, the diocese is working hard in addressing this topic. We have implemented 3GEN+ Mental Health Ministry at St. Francis to serve the 3 GENerations: youth, parents, and elders.

Want to Learn More or Get Involved with Mental Health ministry at St. Francis?

Contact Cecile Vo at St. Francis of Assisi at cecile.vo@dsj.org or  Marcus Cabrera, Diocesan Director of Life, Justice, and Peace, at  Marcus.cabrera@dsj.org
 

Parish Director of Life, Justice, and Peace – Cecile Vo

Deacon Ed Shoener, from Scranton, Pensylvania, trained the faithful of St. Francis in the ALGEE approach to mental health first aid. ­-  Cecile Vo, 

One way our diocese is addressing this problem of suicide is making us aware of training programs such as ASIST, and encouraging us to attended, so that we may have a way to give suicide first aid, if necessary, especially to our young people.- Ed Ibarra, YM at Sacred Heart.

Want to Learn More or Get Involved with Mental Health ministry at these parishes?

Contact Marcus Cabrera, Diocesan Director of Life, Justice, and Peace, at  Marcus.cabrera@dsj.org

Youth Ministers representing St. Nicholas & St. William, St. Elizabeth, and Sacred Heart (Saratoga) attend the ASIST suicide prevention and awareness training by Santa Clara County.

Diocese of San Jose had a successful and well attended meeting on the Effects of Mental Health and Spirituality in our Parishes last Sept. 13, 2019.  Below are photographs of the speakers from National Alliance on Mental Illness Cindy McCalmont, Brandon Ha and Anna Nguyen along with the parish attendees.  

The Effect of Mental Health and Spirituality in our Parishes presentation below. 

Please press pause per slide if you need time to review.