Where stigma ends and support begins

Our Mission

We are a 501(c)(3) recognized charity dedicated to decreasing the stigma surrounding mental illness through conversation and education, while providing a safe place for those affected to seek support and advice.

Why Now

The status quo is unacceptable. 40% of people will have a diagnosable mental health disorder in their lifetime. 20% in any given year. Essentially everyone has family or a friend affected. According to the NIMH up to 50% of these people are untreated leading to higher morbidity and mortality. Too many people with mental illness are silent because they are afraid of their reputations in "the community". Too many mothers suffer because talking to someone might ruin their child's chances of making good friends, getting into the right schools, and finding a spouse. Kids and teens are starving and cutting themselves; feeling hopeless and with nowhere to turn due to lack of support and education.

How We Will Accomplish Our Mission

We will eradicate the stigma by giving a voice to those who are afraid to speak, pledging our support for one another, and using the support room to share experiences and advice.

We will further our mission and reach into the community by hosting live conversations, running creative competitions and sending our curricula and speakers into schools, synagogues, and other venues.

Our Hopes

In the Jewish community, those who suffer from mental illness face unique challenges and find it particularly difficult to confront the stigma and find confidants or professionals who understand their unique values and way of life. Whether you personally have a mental illness, have a relationship with someone who does, or want to be an educated and informed member of your greater community, we hope this website will be the source of guidance, inspiration, and support that is so desperately needed.

Our Team

Board of Directors


Ariel Mintz, MD

Chairman of the Board

Nathan Gilson

Vice Chair


Avi Gordon, PsyD


Administrative Board


Ariel Mintz, MD

Executive Director

Avi Gordon, PsyD

Director of Operations


Etan Neiman, CPA

Director of Operations


Devorah Waters, LGSW

Clinical Content Editor


Akiva Clair

General Editor

Advisory Board


Avital Mintz

Relationship Advisor

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Stephen Glicksman, PhD

Intellectual Disabilities Advisor

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David Pelcovitz, PhD

Psychology Advisor


Dovid Zirkind

Jewish Content Advisor



Dani Bauer

Marriage Advisor


Andrew Waters, LADC

Addiction Advisor


Moshe Winograd, PhD

Psychology Advisor

Prior Instrumental Board Members


Shanee Markovitz


Chaim Ancier, MSW, LICSW



Talia Korn


Aryeh Goldberg, MD


Yocheved Rabinowitz, LCSW

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Joshy Starr