Atlanta Mental Health Awareness Month Events

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About Mental Health Awareness Month 

Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as “Mental Health Month”) has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings. Its purpose is to raise awareness and educate the public about:

  • mental illnesses, such as the 18.1% of Americans who suffer from depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder;
  • the realities of living with these conditions;
  • strategies for attaining mental health and wellness
  • drawing attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses
  • reducing the stigma (negative attitudes and misconceptions) that surrounds mental illnesses.

Learn more about Mental Health Month at https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month

Atlanta Mental Health Awareness Month 

The Blue Dove Foundation is excited to curate a special set of mental health awareness month events with several Atlanta partners. These programs have been created with different audiences in mind and aim to touch a diverse group of the Atlanta Jewish Community. We hope to see you at one or more of these special events.

Questions can be directed to info@thebluedovefoundation.org.

Thank you to our program partners! Information about event partners is shared below with each event.





All Month

  • Host or attend a Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Dinner in your community. Tools and resources available at www.MentalHealthShabbat.org.
  • Watch and share our Healers of Faith: Be a Mensch Video on The J Report on JLTV (link coming soon)

Thursday, April 30       QuietingTheSilence: A Mental Health Conversation

7pm // Congregation Etz Chaim 1190 Indian Hills Pkwy NE, Marietta, GA 30068

A mental health conversation with Congregation Etz Chaim congregants and Blue Dove Foundation volunteers sharing their personal stories of struggles and loss in hopes of fostering new perspectives, personal connections, ideas, and hope. The program will end with a panel discussion to answer questions and give guidance.




Friday, May 8        Young Professionals Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Dinner

 7:00pm // Souper Jenny Westside 1082 Huff Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

In partnership with NextGen Atlanta at the Jewish Federation, we will host a mental health awareness Shabbat dinner using the Mi Sheberach Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Supplement created in partnership with OneTable.

  • RSVP link to come





Monday, May 18        #QuietingTheSilence: Personal Stories Book Launch Party

7:00pm // Brash Coffee, Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

The official Atlanta launch of the #QuietingTheSilence: Personal Stories book. Hear from book contributors on why they believe it’s important to share their personal mental health stories in hopes of eradicating shame and stigma and how the community can support others.

  • Books will be available onsite.
  • Coffee and dessert will be served.
  • Recommended ages: 18+
  • Click to RSVP 


Sunday, June 7       Atlanta Moments in Time App Relaunch with Mental Health Stories

2:00pm – 4:00pm // The Breman Museum 1440 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

In partnership with the Breman Museum, this program is a relaunch of the popular Atlanta Jewish App, Moments in Time, with new videos from Rabbi Alvin Sugarman sharing his personal mental health story and Judaism’s connection to mental health.

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