“There are people, some of whom have mental illness, who are vulnerable to influence by the trends that are occurring around them in society.”
The students, especially LGBT+ individuals, feel like they have no one to turn to in Israel
“He knew there would be no job for someone his age and in his declining health. And because of this, he knew he was worth more dead than alive.”
When I told police I wanted to press charges, they laughed. “It doesn’t work like that here. His parents say he’ll take his medicine, so that’s it.”
Instilling shame around mental illness is antithetical to Jewish values and is extremely dangerous for those suffering — including us rabbis.
After suffering sexual abuse from her Orthodox teacher, Dassi explains the dark road that led her to self-harm — and how she found the light again.
It’s time to support Jewish mental health organizations.
A clinical psychologist shares strategies for helping your children understand these tragedies and discuss mental health in a healthy way.
Happily-ever-after should involve a shrink, says Livingston.
For months, Shanee was not sleeping more than a handful of hours a night and could not go thirty minutes without reliving her mom’s suicide.