Meet the Saints — mental health
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Patroness of people suffering from mental and neurological disorders Feast Day: May 15 St Dymphna has a special place in my heart. When I converted to Catholicism in 2014, I chose St. Dymphna as my Confirmation saint. At the time, I was working on my master’s degree in School Psychology, as well as dealing with lifelong anxiety of my own. Born in 7th century Ireland to a pagan king and Christian mother, St. Dymphna was secretly baptized and became a devout Christian at a young age. When her mother died, her father wanted to remarry, but only if he found someone...