Month: July 2020

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Living in the world of trauma and mental illness, I have a special place in my heart for Tisha B’Av and the three weeks. I feel that this time of year is a time that Hashem feels my deep pain, the pain that I hold in my heart a whole year. And I try to Read More …

I’m an anxious person.  Actually, let me rephrase that. I’m a very anxious person.  I worry about anything and everything. My job, my health, dating, and pretty much each and every slightly intimidating social interaction.  I just naturally assume the worst and trick myself into thinking that’s a sure-fire reality.  Journaling my Worries A couple Read More …

Sarah Last is a passionate 21-year-old from Plainview, New York. She is currently attending Stern College for Women, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education. Sarah has been diagnosed with anxiety, Depression, OCD and BPD and wishes to use her experience with mental illness to help others and break the stigma.
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For many years, I have had to work through the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Until just a couple of years ago, I was intensely resistant to getting a formal diagnosis because I felt that would be a type of life sentence with no hope. To the exact contrary, it has been so life-changing Read More …

Melanie Goldberg Silver is an attorney. She lives with her husband and daughter in Riverdale.
Melanie Goldberg Silver
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The following painting was selected as one of the winners of this year’s Refuat Hanefesh Creative Expression Contest. Age group: College and Up. Message from The Artist: This painting was made during a particularly difficult time in my life. I tried to inspire hope for myself – by using the psalm that means “what’s planted with Read More …