May 15, 2018

A figurine of St. Dymphna (NCR photo / Teresa Malcolm)

"I often struggle with feelings of worthlessness; even so, my faith tells me time and again that I am worthy because God says so. ... The knowledge of his love, unconditional and endless, allows me to feel love myself — love for myself."

—Hannah Wingett in "The pain of mental illness and the grace of Catholic faith," published on National Catholic Reporter. Today, May 15, is the feast of St. Dymphna, patron saint of those with mental illness, and May is Mental Health Awareness Month.