Dripping Springs Community Takes Grassroots Approach Toward Mental Health Care

“The beauty of what’s happening in Dripping Springs is it’s rooted [in a] grassroots movement.”

By DaLyah Jones August 8, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From KUT:

At the dedication of the St. Dymphna Center at the St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Dripping Springs last February, Father Charlie Garza told parishioners the story of Christopher Rosilier, who had “set the tone” for the previous five years of his pastoral work.

“I had been here, I think, about three months and that was when I did my first funeral for someone who had a struggle with mental health,” Garza said. “A young adult had taken his life.”

Family and friends had told Garza that Rosilier hid his struggle with bipolar disorder. Garza, whose mother also has the disease, said that struck him.

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