Religious beliefs and practices can be a great source of comfort and hope, especially during times of crisis. As a Jewish mother of two children with mental health diagnosis, my perspective on almost everything is filtered through the lens of their struggles. One silver lining in the dark cloud of parenting a child with mental illness is finding deeper meaning and insights into Jewish traditions and Torah teachings. Gain knowledge to help other families cope with uncertain times.
Read my article "Strengthen One Another: Reflections on Mental Health for Simchat Torah" as featured on the blog page of the Blue Dove Foundation. https://thebluedovefoundation.org/strengthen-one-another-reflections-on-mental-health-for-simchat-torah-2/
Funny-looking huts and a $50 lemon; The darker side of a joyous holiday during a pandemic. Read my article "A Time of Joy & Happiness This COVID-19 Year: Reflections on Mental Health for Sukkot" as featured on the blog page of the Blue Dove Foundation. https://thebluedovefoundation.org/a-time-of-joy-and-happiness-this-covid-19-year-reflections-on-mental-health-for-sukkot/
Sharing my reflections as a mother of a struggling teen. Ten percent of young adults say they experienced suicidal thoughts in the past year. Awareness and support is the first step to saving lives. The messages in the article can apply to anyone no matter what religion. Read my article "Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?" as featured on the blog page of the Blue Dove Foundation and eJewish Philanthropy. https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/who-shall-live-who-shall-die-reflections-on-mental-health-for-the-high-holidays/
"Your post may me tear up with the vivid sense of what could have been in that moment."
- Rabbi Mordechai Soskil, author of Questions Obnoxious Jewish Teenagers Ask
Read my article "Our Bodies Are Our Temples" as featured on the blog page of Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools. https://prizmah.org/blog
"Absolutely beautiful, meaningful and uplifting. You have given me a new dimension of understanding Tisha B'Av."
- Rabbi Shmuel Silber, Institute for Jewish Continuity