Transforming the Way The Jewish Community Understands
MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE
WHAT WE DO
In the Jewish community, discussions about mental illness and substance abuse tend to be rare, if they happen at all. As a result, many individuals and their families suffer in private and lack the information necessary to address their issues. The Blue Dove Foundation is working toward advancing these conversations, eradicating shame and educating the community.
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We Provide Resources for Education, Awareness & Outreach
What the Blue Dove Offers
Mental Health Jewish Holiday Resources
Blue Dove looks at Jewish Holidays as a chance to raise awareness about mental health through a lens of Jewish faith, spirituality, religion, and culture. Our resources and tools help people connect with topics of great importance in today’s world.
Share Personal Stories
We create spaces for individuals to share. Through sharing personal stories of struggle and loss, we aim to show others in similar situations they are not alone. Our goal is to eliminate the shame and stigma many feel around mental illness and addiction.
Create and Facilitate Workshops for Jewish Organizations
As the Jewish community looks for ways to understand mental health, Blue Dove has created innovative workshops that look at various mental health topics through Jewish teachings, rituals, and values for individuals of all ages.
Publications, Kippahs, Toolkits & More
Publications from Blue Dove and branded items Blue Dove items (kippahs, MantraBands and more) to create awareness in the community.
Print and Digital
WHOEVER SAVES A LIFE, SAVES THE WORLD
(Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5)
U.S. MENTAL HEALTH STATISTICS
of Adults in the U.S. are Diagnosed with a Mental Illness Each Year (Source: NAMI)
of Adults in the U.S. Reported Symptoms of Anxiety and/or Depression During the Pandemic. (Source: CDC)
of Young Adults (18-25) were Diagnosed with a Mental Illness in 2020. (Source: NAMI)
Increase in Mental Health-Related Emergency Department Visits for U.S. Adolescents (12-17) in 2020 (Source: CDC)
Upcoming Events in the Community
Presenting at the ARJE Annual Gathering In Houston as a
Joining the Hillel International Global Assembly in Dallas as a