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Stigma & Shame: Breaking the Silence on Mental Illness

Why does it take so much courage to be honest about mental-health struggles?

A Reflection on Mental Health Awareness Month

As you may have noticed, this month Ritualwell featured guest blog posts for Mental Health Awareness Month. You might wonder why an organization devoted to ritual would choose to address this topic. Mental illness affects us all, and Jewish communities in particular are failing to support those struggling with their mental health issues. In many communities, particularly in the Jewish community, we do not discuss mental illness often, let alone acknowledge it through ritual. 

Becoming a Mental Health Advocate

How can the Jewish community be more accessible to those affected by mental health issues?

God Doesn’t Want Us To Hurt Ourselves

"We are commanded not to harm ourselves, because for some of us that is a struggle."

Like Leaving Egypt

Karen Webber frames her mental health journey through the Exodus story.

Spirituality and Mental Health

Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D., explains why spirituality can be such an important aspect of mental health. 

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