[quote="Mary_Ellen, post:3, topic:329467"]
Grave in the context of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick means being in danger of death. Here's what it says in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
1514 The Anointing of the Sick “is** not **a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived.”130
1515 If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person’s condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. The same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced.
I received the Anointing while in the hospital after a suicide attempt because I was still suicidal. That's the only reason I would have asked for it for mental health reasons. I'd also received the Anointing before an operation.
It says that it is NOT only for those at the point of death. It says nothing about being near death as a prerequisite.
It says "As soon as anyone begins to be in danger" is a fitting time to recieve the sacrament.