Maggie Skoch Musso, MD

Maggie Skoch Musso, MD
Maggie Skoch Musso, MD is a first year psychiatry resident at Case Western Reserve University/UHCMC in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her MD and a concurrent MA in Bioethics at the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and she is a 2016 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she studied Theology. Views expressed are held by the author and should not be taken to represent views held by her employer.

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A Catholic Approach to Supporting Persons with Mental Illness

Posted by Maggie Skoch Musso, MD on Oct 6, 2020 7:03:00 AM

“It is good that you exist.”

This beautiful phrase from Principles of Catholic Theology by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Benedict XVI) succinctly captures the inherent truth underlying a Catholic understanding of supporting and loving those with a mental illness. Despite my instinct to argue that this is self-evident and simple, yet another pope reminds me that a Catholic understanding of mental illness requires important theological reflection and incorporation of the most updated neuropsychiatric knowledge in order to affirm this truth.

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Topics: St. John Paul II, human dignity, mental health, Mental Illness Awareness Week, accompaniment

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