My 95-year-old mother has severe dementia. The disease has robbed her of the ability to do so many things she used to fully appreciate in her life: plant her tomato and cucumber seeds in the garden and lovingly nurture them through the summer; read the Reader’s Digest from cover to …
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, The Evangelist sat down with Harley McDevitt, head of pastoral care for the Albany Diocese, to discuss the Diocese’s recent and forthcoming initiatives to help local Catholics better their state of mental health.
The families of those who have been diagnosed with a mental health problem often suffer in silence. The stigma attached to having a major depressive disorder, an anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction or any mental health diagnosis is huge. The surprising thing is that these families sit next to …
MEDICAL AID IN DYING ACT
The legal flaws in the so-called “Medical Aid in Dying Act” assisted suicide legislation pose real dangers to the public and to vulnerable patients. In our view, there is no way to fix this legislation, and we will oppose any bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide.
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There are many things we celebrate during May: First Communions, Mother's Day, Memorial Day. There is one topic we probably are not talking about: May is Mental Health Awareness month.
"A fool gives vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control" (Prv 29:11).
What began as a way to address the media furor around the Netflix television series "13 Reasons Why" has ended with the formation of a mental health awareness committee for the Albany Diocese.
Reflections and resources for dealing with mental illnesses....
A special Health & Fitness section includes a column on stopping domestic violence, a feature on parish gardens, a profile of a Hancock parishioner who has opened her home to persons with disabilities, and the story of a Little Falls teen with cancer who inspires her whole community.
ST. CATHERINE'S CENTER
A new partnership between St. Catherine's Center for Children in Albany and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center is bringing health care right where it's most needed, using a kind of doctor's office on wheels.
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