Mental Wellness Outreach

Mental Wellness Outreach from Family Foundations Institute seeks to provide tips, resources, and care for anyone facing mental health challenges. Knowing where to turn for help when faced with challenges can be confusing…it is our hope to provide a place to start for you and your loved ones.

 

Disclaimer: Mental Wellness Outreach, Psychtalk, and Psychbytes are exclusive initiatives of Family Foundations Institute. They are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to replace medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you are struggling with mental, emotional, or psychological challenges, please talk to your doctor or other health professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

“How do I know if therapy can help me as I try to live a good and virtuous life?”

“What does the Catholic Church say about psychotherapy and other psychological and psychiatric treatments?”

“Where can I find tips, tools, resources, and professional help on the topic of mental wellness?”

“What does Catholic therapy look like?”

  • What does the Church say?

    What does the Church say?

    The Catholic Church teaches that human persons are composed of body, mind and spiritual soul, made for relationship with others and governed by natural law...

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  • Info on scientific research, signs, and symptoms.

    Info on scientific research, signs, and symptoms.

    Science is the study of creation, both in nature and in human behaviour and society...

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  • Putting it all together...tips, tools, and resources.

    Putting it all together...tips, tools, and resources.

    It was Socrates who said that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” We can use reason to make sense of how we make sense of our world...

    READ MORE
Mental Wellness Outreach Network

Looking for a Catholic therapist? Family Foundations Institute is pleased to provide a directory of affiliated mental health practitioners in the province of Ontario. FFI Affiliates hold valid credentials with their professional Colleges and Associations and subscribe to FFI principles. All Affiliates practice independently of and are not employed by Family Foundations Institute within their role as service providers. Before choosing any therapist, FFI recommends that you verify qualifications and therapeutic approaches to ensure a good fit for your needs.

For more information about Catholic therapists and mental health professionals in your area, contact our Mental Wellness Outreach Coordinator, Anne Marie Posella, RP, CPC, at mentalwellnessffi@nym.hush.com or 519-359-8791.

Anne Marie Posella - Mental Wellness Outreach Coordinator

Anne Marie is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Professional Counsellor, and has been practicing psychotherapy for over 10 years. She completed a Master of Arts in Theology from Catholic Distance University, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She also holds a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from St. Peter’s Institute for Ongoing Formation in the Diocese of London.

Anne Marie Posella
Freedom to pursue happiness requires an integrated effort of mind, body, and spirit, during a life-long journey of self-discovery and self-mastery. We also need a balance between reaching out to others for love and connection and returning to ourselves for reflection and rejuvenation. Sometimes when we feel dis-integrated or off-balance, we need help getting unstuck and finding our way back to the road that leads to happiness. I hope you find the support and direction you need to get back on track through FFI’s Mental Wellness Outreach initiatives. - Anne Marie Posella (RP, CPC)

What does the Church say?

The Catholic Church teaches that human persons are composed of body, mind and spiritual soul, made for relationship with others and governed by natural law. In order to be mentally well, our thoughts, emotions, and actions need to be under the guidance of our reason and will and directed towards our ultimate goal, which is happiness with God in heaven.

Info on scientific research, signs, and symptoms.

Science is the study of creation, both in nature and in human behaviour and society. The Church teaches that since God is the author of creation, there is a friendship between faith and science and that scientific study can lead to holiness. Psychological research conducted by those of faith and good will can help us overcome barriers that stand in the way of hope, healing, and happiness.

Putting it all together…tips, tools, and resources.

It was Socrates who said that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” We can use reason to make sense of how we make sense of our world. Self-reflection and self-awareness can lead to a more intentional way of living and contribute to human flourishing, loving relationships, and a more virtuous life. Here, you’ll find help for your journey of self-discovery that is fully in accord with our Catholic faith.