Parishes to Offer Mental Health Classes In May
May 5, 2022
ALGONQUIN, ST. CHARLES—St. Margaret Mary Parish in Algonquin and St. John Neumann Parish in St. Charles will offer classes on mental health challenges during the month of May, which  has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States since 1949.  
St. Margaret Mary Parish will host a certification class in first aid for adult mental health on May 21, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the lower level of the Ministry Center, 113 S. Hubbard St. 
The course will be provided by the St. Dymphna Mental Health Ministry and will teach how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 
Those who complete the class will receive official certificates, and certification will be effective for 3 years. The class will cost $49/person. Snacks will be provided but participants should bring a lunch. Register at 847-658-7625. 
St. John Neumann Parish will offer “The Sanctuary Course for Catholics” over eight Sunday meetings from May 8-June 26, noon -2 p.m., in Room 122 in the parish center at 2900 E. Main St. 
Each meeting will provide information to help those suspecting a mental health challenge in themselves or a loved one. The course book costs $25. Checks can be made out to St. John Neumann, or pay in person at the parish office. Register at
Editor’s note: Find more information in the April 15 issue of The Observer. 
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