For families in the maelstrom, a critical recovery concept is hope. For Christian families in the maelstrom, hope is a matter faith, deriving from suffering. For Catholic families in the maelstrom, there is a specificly Catholic ministry resource: The National Catholic Partnership on Disability’s Council on Mental Illness.
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) was established in 1982 to foster implementation of the Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities. NCPD’s mission:
Rooted in Gospel values that affirm the dignity of every person, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) works collaboratively to ensure meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the life of the Church and society.
The NCPD directs its activities for Catholics with psychiatric disabilities through its Council on Mental Illness, which offers a theological framework, catechetical resources, a newsletter a listing of other resources, events, links and foundational Catholic documents and concepts in disability ministry.
See the NCPD’s Council on Mental Illness webpage here.
See all of PsychOdyssey’s national links here.
 As the Bible (Roman 5:1-5) says:
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.