Mental Health

We are called by Christ to respond to the mental health needs of our faith community members.

Do you need someone to talk to?

If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health issue, we can put you in touch with someone who can help.

Contact Janet Grove.

The Mental Health Ministry recognizes that…

  • A person's religious faith and spirituality are part of the overall treatment and recovery process
  • Secrecy, shame, stigma, and denial are among the great problems surrounding mental illness
  • Mental illness causes great pain and anguish for the individual and the community
  • Education — of the person, the parish and our community — can alleviate some of this pain

 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Series - Starting Soon!

Wednesdays, Noon-1:00pm via Zoom

The Basilica Mental Health Ministry and the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota invite you to attend a virtual Brown Bag Lunch Series on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. All classes are held on Zoom from Noon-1:00pm:

May 19: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

June 16: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

July 21: Effective Communication Strategies

August 18: Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning

Registration required to receive login details. For questions, please contact Janet Grove.

Behind the Mask: Understanding Invisible Disabilities

On March 15, 2021 The Basilica Employment Ministry presented this free virtual workshop, led by Cindy Edwards and Annie Montemayor. The unique workshop was developed to:

  • Educate people on the most common invisible disabilities in the workforce today
  • Provide data correlating to the future workforce and invisible disabilities
  • Discuss how to build a culture of disability awareness and acceptance
  • Give resources on understanding when to refer, disclosure rights, privacy and options that protect people with invisible disabilities
  • Promote self-advocacy; helping people understand steps for requesting reasonable accommodations
  • Teach conversation skills for discussing invisible disabilities in the workplace and beyond

*Here is a link to the recording of this workshop.*

Additional resources

Upcoming Events

Jun 16
2021
Wednesday
at
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Brown Bag Lunch SeriesUnderstanding Alzheimer's and DementiaWednesday, June 16Noon-1:00pmThe Basilica Mental Health Ministry and the Alzheimer’s...
Jun 17
2021
Thursday
at
1:00 PM
The Prisoners or Patients Task Force meets virtually the third Thursday of each month for one hour. If you are interested in joining us and discussing how The Basilica can help people coming out of...
Jul 15
2021
Thursday
at
1:00 PM
The Prisoners or Patients Task Force meets virtually the third Thursday of each month for one hour. If you are interested in joining us and discussing how The Basilica can help people coming out of...
Jul 21
2021
Wednesday
at
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Brown Bag Lunch SeriesEffective Communication StrategiesWednesday, July 21Noon-1:00pmThe Basilica Mental Health Ministry and the Alzheimer’s...
Aug 18
2021
Wednesday
at
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Brown Bag Lunch SeriesDementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial PlanningWednesday, August 18Noon-1:00pmThe Basilica Mental...
Aug 19
2021
Thursday
at
1:00 PM
The Prisoners or Patients Task Force meets virtually the third Thursday of each month for one hour. If you are interested in joining us and discussing how The Basilica can help people coming out of...
Sep 16
2021
Thursday
at
1:00 PM
The Prisoners or Patients Task Force meets virtually the third Thursday of each month for one hour. If you are interested in joining us and discussing how The Basilica can help people coming out of...
Oct 21
2021
Thursday
at
1:00 PM
The Prisoners or Patients Task Force meets virtually the third Thursday of each month for one hour. If you are interested in joining us and discussing how The Basilica can help people coming out of...
Nov 18
2021
Thursday
at
1:00 PM
The Prisoners or Patients Task Force meets virtually the third Thursday of each month for one hour. If you are interested in joining us and discussing how The Basilica can help people coming out of...
Dec 16
2021
Thursday
at
1:00 PM
The Prisoners or Patients Task Force meets virtually the third Thursday of each month for one hour. If you are interested in joining us and discussing how The Basilica can help people coming out of...