Prayers for mental health


Lately beginning to feel depressed again after a few months of being okay. Scared, because I have severe depression(extreme bouts of suicidal thoughts and self harming at its worst, and yes I know its grave sins but I hope God understands when I get to that state as I’m not myself then) and am not on meds nor seeing anyone. No medical insurance. I was hoping maybe God took it all away for good finally, but now I’m thinking maybe there’s something too my bipolar diagnosis.:frowning: Very fearful and afraid of myself. Need prayers. Thank you.


Holy God, Holy Immortal, Holy Omnipotent, Lord have mercy

May it please You to remember all who stagger under the cross of depression, that we may know Your love and compassion in deepest darkness.


St Dymphna, patroness of all those who suffer mental or nervous disorders, pray for us :gopray2:


I will pray for you. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton also suffered from severe depression.


**O God, we humbly beseech You
through Your servant, St. Dymphna,
who sealed with her blood
the love she bore You,
to grant relief to those
who suffer from mental afflictions
and nervous disorders, especially…
Our dear forum member, homewardbound.

St. Dymphna,
helper of the mentally afflicted,
pray for us.

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.



**Prayer Against Depression
By St Ignatius of Loyola

O Christ Jesus,
When all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
Give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your strength.

Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting love and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose,
Your will
through all things.

Amen. **

homewardbound, we are praying for you, please have faith and know you are not alone. We are always here if you need us, contact me if you need to talk to someone, okay?

In addition to the prayers already posted, the following might be of help:

I found where you can make a request for prayer to be laid at the Shrine of St Dymphna, Patron Saint of Mental Illness:

Also, there are several good prayers to St Jude, and other saints, please feel free to let me know if you need help finding any…

In the meantime, you are in our prayers, please know this and DON’T give up!

Bless you,


Dear homewardbound,
I will pray for you as well. Put all your faith in Our Lord and pray as much as you are able. For me, when I get into bouts of depression, the Holy Rosary is the best medicine. I am on medication, but the rosary fills me with so much peace and confidence in the Allmighty.
Through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother may God grant you comfort and peace.
Be strong and with God’s help feel better.
God love you!:thumbsup:


Thank you all very much. Please continue with your prayers please. I’ve been through this so many times now, I just don’t know how many more cycles of ups and downs I can take. Each time the downs are harder and harder to handle. Thank you.


My prayers are with you…


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