Where stigma ends and support begins
To create a Jewish community that is more aware, respectful, and empathetic to people living with mental illness.
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.
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.
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Prior Instrumental Board Members
Chaim Ancier, MSW, LICSW
Aryeh Goldberg, MD
Yocheved Rabinowitz, LCSW