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Week 2: Understanding Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health

 

If we can talk about our mental health issues, the next step is to seek help. In Week 2 of Ave Explores: Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health, Deacon Ed Shoener explores the Catholic understanding of suicide through the story of the loss of his daughter; licensed mental health counselor Allison Ricciardi writes about how you can conquer anxiety in a healthy and holy way; and Roy Petitfils joins Katie Prejean McGrady on the Ave Explores podcast to talk about crises teenagers face today. Our video this week is from Fr. Rob Galea, a popular international Catholic musician, speaker, and author, who shares his story about thriving in the midst of his own depression.

 

Podcast with Roy Petitfils

Roy Petitfils returns to join Katie Prejean McGrady to talk about crises teenagers face today and how to have honest conversations about mental health.



 
Catholicism and Death by Suicide

Deacon Ed Shoener explores the epidemic of death by suicide and the Catholic understanding of it through the story of the loss of his daughter.



 
Does Faith Offer a Path Out of Anxiety?

Allison Ricciardi, a licensed mental health counselor, writes about conquering anxiety in a health and holy way.



 

 


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If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.