The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Is your congregation looking for ways to discuss mental health? Are you actively looking for ways to support those with depression and other mental illnesses in your community?
Join us on May 23rd, 2pm ET for a webinar, offered by the URJ-Ruderman Family Foundation Disabilities Inclusion Initiative as part of an online learning series, which will provide strategies for reducing stigma around mental illness, and properly supporting those among us who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms. This session will examine one congregation’s success at decreasing stigma surrounding mental illness.
Participants will hear the stories of Temple Isaiah’s journey, and what the congregation has learned through its experience setting up support groups for congregants. Additionally, we will present strategies and tools that are relevant and useful to all congregations. We will also learn about next steps we can take to challenge the stigma of mental illness.
This webinar will be led by Diana MaKieve, leader of P’tach Libeynu: Open our Hearts, the mental health program at Temple Isaiah In Lafayette California.