The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is for physical and emotional healing. Anointing is not only for the dying. It is for the ill. The Church's understanding arises out of reflection on the great care that Jesus showed the sick. Therefore, the Church celebrates Anointing of the Sick for four reasons:
The Church offers the sacrament for those of the Christian faithful who are seriously ill. Anyone whose health is seriously impaired should receive the sacrament, whether that illness be psychological, emotional, physical, or a combination.