130 episodes

A podcast about finding mental well-being as a Catholic with the help of community and the saints. Hosted by Tommy Tighe, a marriage and family therapist, husband, and father. In each episode Tommy addresses different mental health issues, introduces listeners to a saint who is relevant to mental health and wellness, and responds to questions from Twitter followers.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 150 Ratings

A podcast about finding mental well-being as a Catholic with the help of community and the saints. Hosted by Tommy Tighe, a marriage and family therapist, husband, and father. In each episode Tommy addresses different mental health issues, introduces listeners to a saint who is relevant to mental health and wellness, and responds to questions from Twitter followers.

    130: Coping with Anticipatory Grief

    130: Coping with Anticipatory Grief

    Tommy talks about processing childhood trauma as an adult, introduces listeners to Saint Joachina Vedruna de Mas, and answers listener questions about how to avoid seeking reassurance from family and friends, how to cope with anticipatory grief, and how to cope with all the emotions in the days following a traumatic event.


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    • 19 min
    129: Vicarious Trauma After Uvalde

    129: Vicarious Trauma After Uvalde

    Tommy talks about the increase in children seeking mental health services in schools, introduces listeners to Blessed Angelina of Marsciano, and answers listener questions about how to set boundaries with a manipulative family member who lives close by, if OCD is a spiritual attack that needs to be renounced, and what teachers can do to regain a sense of safety in the wake of another tragic school shooting.


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    • 19 min
    128: Hit & Run OCD

    128: Hit & Run OCD

    Tommy talks about the impact of sleep deprivation on the mental health of teens, introduces listeners to Saint Ignatius of Laconi, and answers listener questions about how to address caregiver burnout, how to help a friend with religious OCD, and how to address symptoms of hit and run OCD.


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    • 22 min
    127: When You're in Love with a Friend

    127: When You're in Love with a Friend

    Tommy talks about Metallica starting a mental health conversation, introduces listeners to Venerable Pierre Toussaint, and answers listener questions about how to maintain a friendship with someone we love, if mental illness can be a reason to receive communion at home, and how to help a teen who has experienced trauma.


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    • 15 min
    126: Is Missing Mass Because of Depression a Sin?

    126: Is Missing Mass Because of Depression a Sin?

    Tommy talks about bias in mental health research, introduces listeners to Saint Leopold Mandic, and answers listener questions about accepting limitations related to our mental health, if missing Mass because of depression is a sin, and how to understand body positivity and increase awareness of eating disorders within the Catholic context.


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    • 17 min
    125: Did I Cause My Child's Mental Illness?

    125: Did I Cause My Child's Mental Illness?

    Tommy talks about the the practical limits of mental health apps, introduces listeners to Blessed Michael Giedroyc, and answers listener questions about how to reconcile our spirituality and mental health, how to sort out which spiritual practices will be right for us in light of our mental health, and how to understand a parent's role in the mental health of their children.


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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

AnotherPodcastEnthusiast ,

Great podcast speaking of faith and wholeness

Tommy Tighe helps flesh out the idea that God and the Church calls us to greater spiritual, mental and physical health. I especially love that he helps sort out what may be mental suffering from what is willful behavior. A grounded, funny and merciful voice! Thanks Tommy!

GloreaK ,

Thank you!

This podcast has been a help, encouragement and blessing to me. Thank you for your work.

regmoses ,

Inspiring, compassionate, and educational

Episodes are refreshingly brief but full of helpful information and a caring response to the personal situation at hand. It reminds me to be sensitive to others’ struggles. Whether I know about those specifically or not, I can lead with kindness and give people grace. I love that he provides the opportunity to join in prayer for those suffering. As a bonus, each episode teaches me about a (new to me) saint and his/her inspirational story.

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