Journey to Hope
It is Mental Health Awareness Month and as part of the National Catholic Mental Health Campaign, we’re encouraging you to download this Novena in PDF form and engage with it for 9 days. Use the button below.
Being prepared is living
out Christ’s message.
Journey to Hope Mental Health Ministry brings hope and support to individuals and family members affected by a mental health disorder. The brain is a physical organ which can change when: stressors overwhelm our resilience; we have poor physical health or inadequate mental health practices; we experience brain trauma or infection. Mental health conditions can be transitory (1 in 5 persons) or chronic and severe (1 in 17 persons). Often the one displaying symptoms will not seek treatment due to stigma or inability to perceive that their behavior is problematic. Family members can become educated to learn evidence based steps to help their loved one seek treatment. Individuals can become educated in managing chronic symptoms with proper medication to resume a balanced life.
Substance Abuse of alcohol or street drugs often occurs as a way of self-medicating for an undiagnosed condition, leading to a dual diagnosis. Recovery is possible with support.
Being prepared to help others, especially during traumatic events (pandemic, hurricane) is living out Christ’s directive to love one another. We can help by: staying in contact, listening and making it safe to discuss what’s needed, information gathering, practical assistance, prayer support, and help with connecting to professional services. For further information, contact Joanne Halt through the office: 239-561-2245 | firstname.lastname@example.org
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or chat at 988 Available 24/7
NAMI LCH (National Alliance on Mental Illness Lee, Charlotte, Hendry) https://namlee.org/. Local NAMI Office: M-F at 239-337-9024 Free education and support groups in our area for individuals with a diagnosis, veterans, and family members. Nationwide: NAMI.Org National Helpline: M-F at 800-950-6264
Mobile Crisis Response Team: 844-395-4432 if a loved one is in mental health crisis. A phone assessment is made & professional care team dispatched to your home no cost. Funded by the state. https://progressandexcellence.com/ Potential for violence-call 911 and ask for C.I.T. (crisis intervention trained) officer.
Catholic Charities Counseling: 239-455-2655 A counselor will call you back to set a free appointment.
Salus Care: 239-275-4242 Community (free, low cost) mental health 24/7 Emergency Care
Park Royal Hospital: 239-984-9859 Inpatient psychiatric/addiction hospital takes insurance.
Lee Behavioral Health Center: 239-343-9180 Outpatient therapy & medication management
ACT: 239-939-3112 Domestic violence, sexual assault counseling, human trafficking, shelter.
Mental Health First Aid: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org An 8 hour skills-based training course in mental health and substance abuse.
Mental Health America: https://mhanational.org/ Online private screening questionnaires and M.H. information
A.A.Meetings: 800-839-1686 https://alcoholicsanonymous.com/aa-meetings/florida/fort-myers/
Alanon: For family members https://findrecovery.com/alanon_meetings/fl/fort-myers/
Kimmie’s Recovery Zone: https://www.kimmiesrecoveryzone.org/ Free Narcan and Narcan training.