A working group of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community has published a 32-page opinion on mental health in Europe.
Drawing upon papal and episcopal documents, the working group
discussed the relation between mental health and religion, Christian
ethics and mental health, and priorities for action.
“The Catholic Church, for its part, considers that its mission
includes the welcome within its communities of people with mental
illness and their support, and the constant reminder that, however
serious it may be, the disease does not detract from human dignity, but
instead calls for special attention and care,” the report concluded.