1 in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Fight the Stigma. Stigma creates and environment of shame, fear, and silence. This prevents our loved ones and members in our community from finding help. Mental Health Ministry is a new ministry that is developing. Let us know if you would like to be involved!

Contact Brie Anne Varick or 317-236-1543

Catholic Radio Podcast:

 Kile Stevens,  Volunteer, Committe for Mental Health Ministry, Office of Human Life & Dignity will talk  about the Archdiocese hosting a Mental Health Mass October 14th, 2-4pm, Saints Francis & Clare Church, 501 Olive Branch Rd in Greenwood, Ind 46143.   Web address

faith in action


Click on Faith in Action to learn more about Mental Health Ministry from Kile Stevens on part 2 of this Catholic Radio Podcast




Need Help?

Local Catholic Therapists

Pauline Kattady M.S, M.A., LMHC

Central Psychological Services , LLC

317-780-1610 Ext 4


John Cadwallader PSY.D, LMHC, HSPP

Central Psychological Services, LLC



Johnathan Chamblee, M.A.

Clinical trainee

Central Psychological Services, LLC

317-780-1610 X3


Christine Turo-Shields LCWS, LCAC, Psychotherapist, Kenosis Co-Owner

Kenosis Counseling Center



Ashley Cory, MSW, LSW

Kenosis Counseling Center


Dr. Timothy Heck LMFT

Family Counseling Associates



Arielle Thibodeaux, MSW, LCSW

One Step Forward Counseling



Archdiocese of Indianapolis Catholic Charities: 317-236-1500

Professional counseling is available on a sliding fee scale, based on income. They also accept a variety of private insurances.


Archdiocese Crisis Resource Center

NAMI Helpline: 800-950-NAMI

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with trained counselor. You will be connected with a crisis center nearest your location. The crisis worker will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your calls are confidential and free.

CRISIS Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained counselor for free 24/7 support.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)

Trained expert advocates available 24/7. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Connect with trained staff members from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services.

Mental Illness Awareness Week (First week of October)

National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities - Suicide

Mental Health Resource Available for your Parish!

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