Where stigma ends and support begins

Our Mission

To create a Jewish community that is more aware, respectful, and empathetic to people living with mental illness.

Our Vision

A supportive community that openly discusses mental health, works to improve our overall well being, and readily comes to the aid of those experiencing mental health challenges.

Why Now

According to the NIMH, 40% of people will have a diagnosable mental health disorder in their lifetime and half will go untreated. The Jewish community is no exception. However, we do face unique challenges in confronting the stigma and finding confidants or professionals who understand our values and way of life.

 

Too many in our community are silent due to fear of their reputations and the impact of their mental illness. Lack of education leads to unnecessary suffering and pain. The time has come for the Jewish community to unite and speak out about this affliction that affects nearly every family. This must happen now, before another broken relationship, psychiatric hospitalization, or suicide, shakes our community. Join us in creating a brighter future.

How you can help

There are many ways to get involved. Start by reading our blogpledging to change your approach to mental health, and visiting the support room to encourage those who are struggling.

 

You can further get involved by donating, sharing your story, or reaching out to us with ideas or for volunteer opportunities.

 

 Finally, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter!

Our Team

Board of Directors

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Ariel Mintz, MD

Chairman of the Board
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Nathan Gilson

Vice Chair

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Avi Gordon, PsyD

Secretary

Administrative Board

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Ariel Mintz, MD

Executive Director
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Etan Neiman, CPA

Director of Operations

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Devorah Waters, LGSW

Clinical Content Editor

Advisory Board

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Avital Mintz

Relationship Advisor

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Stephen Glicksman, PhD

Intellectual Disabilities Advisor

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David Pelcovitz, PhD

Psychology Advisor

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Dovid Zirkind

Jewish Content Advisor

 

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Dani Bauer

Marriage Advisor

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Andrew Waters, LADC

Addiction Advisor

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Moshe Winograd, PhD

Psychology Advisor

Prior Instrumental Board Members

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Shanee Markovitz

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Chaim Ancier, MSW, LICSW

 

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Talia Korn

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Aryeh Goldberg, MD

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Yocheved Rabinowitz, LCSW

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Joshy Starr