I take the Refuat Hanefesh Pledge to open my heart to those with mental illness. I will seek to understand the illness and not judge or ignore. I will attempt to view mental illness in the same way as physical illness and increase my compassion. I commit to calling, preparing a meal, praying, listening or giving support in other ways to someone who is suffering from a mental illness.
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I pledge to be open minded and try to help all of those in need of moral support.
I pledge to help shatter the stigma against mental illness!
I pledge to listen. I pledge no avoid indifference. I pledge to show people I care and I have compassion. I have visited with 4 elderly people and I have visited sick people.
I have more compassion every day for those who fight substance addiction. -- An addiction I never could understand. It is NOT my place to judge anyone.
I am an active Chazkeinu member, reach out to support fellow members by phone, & have hosted & attended several face to face meetings w/ fellow members.
I pledge to help those I can; spread the word about mental illness in all of its manifestations; and pray for a welcoming, supportive, and open community.
I pledge to be open to understand the expression of concerns, fears and questions of others who share these concerns with me, and to NEVER discount, dismiss or ignore a call or cry for help, from others. I will be especially attentive to those who indicate a desire for self-harm or a desire to harm others, in remarks that are shared, and to take appropriate action when needed.
I pledge to help as many people as possible going through a similar situation to me. I will not be embarrassed about my struggles.
I pledge to give a listening ear and emotional support to anyone in my life with mental health issues. I pledge to speak up to de-stigmatize mental illness when I hear someone say something negative about people with mental health issues.
Share about my mental illness and in sharing educate and enlighten people that people with mental illness can and do live productive and valuable lives. That they are not all violent and dangerous. I have shared with a lot of people.
I pledge I'll be there for others, where others have not been there for me.
I helped a woman who wanted to do herself in by comforting her!
Today I will try to Be Kind to others cause You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through. There is something I’ve learned firsthand. No matter how someone looks or acts, you truly never know what’s happening in their lives. Now, whenever I get frustrated or annoyed with someone’s actions, I remind myself that I don’t really know what’s going on in their life. I try to take a breath, say a little prayer to Hashem, not take it personally, and trust that they are doing the best they can. SendingUallLOVE
I will be a good listener and lend an ear to someone who needs to talk.
I pledge to pray for those I know suffer from mental illness while I cook for shabbos.
To accept everyone no matter what
Emotional/ mental illness is just as painful as a physical illness if not more. Trust me on tht I know...
Fighting stigma against mental illness by normalizing it and educating about it.
Call a friend weekly who is struggling with economic changes and anxiety
I am here to help others who also know the pain of depression and sadness.
I have pledged to be far less judgmental of the people around me. You never know what they are going through. This has allowed me to experience the world through an increasingly positive lens.
I take the Refuat Hanefesh Pledge to keep an open mind and to never judge, as anybody could be battling mental illness. Moreover, I pledge to be open about my day-to-day and large picture challenges and support others in their mental health journey.
Besides praying, I will continue to try to understand and communicate with those who are unable to articulate their thoughts easily. Whether at work, school, or in a public setting, these interactions are very meaningful. It's something I've been trying to do for a while with autistic campers who visit my work.
I am finishing up social work school this year to help those in need with their mental illness, specifically in the Jewish community