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.
Share this Pledge to your social media by clicking on the circular icons below. Let us know about specific things you have taken on and the results you have seen from it by clicking on the "Your pledge" button.
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 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 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.
Fighting stigma against mental illness by normalizing it and educating about it.
I pledge to pray for those I know suffer from mental illness while I cook for shabbos.
I helped a woman who wanted to do herself in by comforting her!
I will be a good listener and lend an ear to someone who needs to talk.
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.
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 finishing up social work school this year to help those in need with their mental illness, specifically in the Jewish community
I pledge to be open minded and try to help all of those in need of moral support.
I pledge I'll be there for others, where others have not been there for me.
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.
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
Call a friend weekly who is struggling with economic changes and anxiety
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.