- Aug 6, 2020
Fears are growing that the Central African Republic could experience an upsurge of violence has it prepares for presidential elections later this year. The conflict in the country has led to an increase in mental health problems, especially among the young.
Robin Puttock gave the students in her architecture class at The Catholic University of America in Washington an unusual assignment — to consider how the design of a workspace affects mental health.
Catholic Emergency Relief Australia announced funding to 15 organizations after last summer’s bush fires, and at least 10 of the projects have mental health aspects to them.
As churches reopen, favorite pews might now be blocked off, friendly faces might seem distant or unrecognizable behind masks, or those who remain at home might feel jealous of those who can attend Mass. These experiences are “absolutely” normal, real and valid, according to one licensed community counselor.
Children across the world are out of school due to the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown, and for those suffering from anxiety and other mental health issues, the experience can be traumatic.
Maggie Musso (née Skoch) earned a BA in Theology at the University of Notre Dame, where she developed a passion for working with and serving people with mental illness.