Catholic Exchange

A Catholic Approach to Mental Health

September 16, 2022 Catholic Exchange
Catholic Exchange
A Catholic Approach to Mental Health
Show Notes

Kristen is joined by Kimberly Perez, M.S., LMHC, Catholic Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the founder of Divine Mercy Healing & Counseling Center in Fort Myers, Florida, to discuss the relationship between the Faith and mental health.

Topics include:

  • Embracing our inherent worthiness as children of God
  • The relationship between sin and woundedness
  • Problems with the secular approach to mental health
  • How to discern whether an ailment is primarily spiritual or psychological
  • Healing through prayer and the sacraments
  • Pride and self-love as the root of sin
  • Why worldly pursuits inevitably make us unhappy
  • Scrupulosity 
  • Self-esteem and spiritual warfare
  • How narcissists and other abusers use the same tactics and lies of demons
  • Efficacious suffering vs. toleration of abuse--how to know the difference
  • Despair and perseverance 
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