Category: Depression &Suicide

Elements of Counselling: An Essential Tool for Pastoral Ministry

I attended the launch last month of the 3rd edition of Elements Of Counselling, co-authored by Dr Joan Schön, Fr Vic Kotze and Lauren Gower, I find that this edition, like each of its predecessors, is a valuable tool for all who find themselves called to offer care and counsel to young and old in South Africa.

Fight the Stigma of Depression

There remains a perception among some Catholics that people who commit suicide are automatically excluded from God’s mercy and salvation. This is a false position which requires a pastoral revision. The Catechism of the...