Council on Mental Illness


MI Council Members at Award DinnerFollowing Jesus who embraced all, we reach out to accompany our brothers and sisters with mental illness and their families while assisting the Catholic community by providing resources and education for spiritual and pastoral support.

In this section you will find the NCPD Governance Board of Directors' Resolution supporting the mission of NCPD Council on Mental Illness, and the Council on Mental Illness members.

To view the council's theological framework on mental illness, click here.


The PBS video series Religion and Ethics Newsweekly featured Connie Rakitan in June of 2012 as she described the Faith and Fellowship group in Chicago Illinois. Connie is council member of the of the NCPD ouncil on Mental Illness. Please click the image below to see this well made 8:00 minute video. The section on Faith and Fellowship begins about the 5:00 mark.