The links below provide prayers, information and resources to increase awareness and expand understanding of mental health in the Jewish community, and to offer support for those struggling with mental health challenges and their loved ones. These resources can be used by clergy and staff to customize Mental Health Shabbat and to share with congregants both before and afterwards.
For assistance in planning Mental Health Shabbat, including finding a speaker for your congregation, please contact Diane Halivni, JCFS Chicago Coordinator for Community Education & Support.
In the Synagogue
Shabbat at Home
Mental Health Information and Resources
May is Mental Health Awareness Month - Blog post with Year-Round Coping Strategies
Suicide Prevention and Support
Suicide Prevention and Support in the Jewish Community Including a booklet for families grieving the death of a loved one to suicide
MISSD Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin
Opening Up About Suicide Article in Tablet Magazine