Mental illness, as commonly understood, is the improper functioning of the
brain, the most complex of all organs of the human body. Such illnesses are
characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof). Mental illness may occur at any age, with the initial onset of some types of mental illness manifesting in particular age ranges. Mental illness is also indiscriminate of gender, race, or socioeconomic background. (Welcomed and Valued: Mental Illness Resource Manual published by the NCPD)
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The Mental Illness Network News is published by the NCPD Council on Mental Illness to facilitate communication among the members of the recently launched National Catholic Network on Mental Illness (Network). We hope to inspire, inform, and connect with one another on a monthly basis. We want to hear from you about your ministry; what you are doing, what are your hopes, and what are your struggles.