Dr. Sister Mara Lester, RSM, MD, is the first psychiatrist to work at Catholic Charities in Winona. On April 9 she gave a presentation to the Learning Club at the Winona County History Center about what mental illness is and how its symptoms can be identified to help people whose lives are affected by these disorders. Effective treatments are available. Catholic Charities, one of several places in the area where help can be found, offers individual and family counseling to people of all faiths or none on an income-based sliding scale.