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Thank you for your interest in learning more. This page is an easy way to access all the additional readings and links in the Atlanta Jewish Mental Wellness Toolkit. Each section corresponds to the section in the Toolkit with the page numbers.

If you have any questions or problems, please email info@thebluedovefoundation.org.

Additional Reading Links

PART ONE: Making Mental Wellness Our Jewish Community Culture

PART ONE: Making Mental Wellness Our Jewish Community Culture

SectionPage NumberTitle

Section A

Our Mental Health Definitions

26

Graduate College of Social Work

29

psychiatry.org/patients-families/addiction/what-is-addiction

30

beittshuvah.org/about-us

31

samhsa.gov

Section C

Jewish Prayers, Rituals, and Resources

48A Prayer of Healing for Mental Health 
49A Mi Sheberach for Chronic Illness
51Litany for Healing
53Blessing of the Mourners
53Mayyim Hayyim
52Mental Health Shabbat
54-56

Jewish Mental Health Resources

Additional Jewish mental health resources online at thebluedovefoundation.org/jewishresources

 

 

 

 

 

Jewish Atlanta Resources

Jewish Atlanta Mental Health Resources

ResourceDescription

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) of Atlanta

Main Office
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30338
770-677-9300
jfcsatl.org

Cobb Office
1501 Johnson Ferry Road,
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
770-933-0081

Helps improve the quality of life and build self-sufficiency for individuals and families in greater Atlanta. The agency provides counseling for children, teens and adults, career support, and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and older adults. It also operates
a full-service dental clinic for the neediest Atlantans.

HAMSA (Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse)  — A program of JF&CS

4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30338

1-833-HAMSA-HELPS
(426-7243)

hamsahelps.org

Provides support, resources, and strategies for those seeking help and in recovery. The group offers information and referral services, NARCAN education and supply, sober holiday celebrations and gatherings, Jewish sensitivity training for treatment providers, and expert clinical support.

The Berman Center

1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30338
770-336-7444   bermancenteratl.com

Offers intensive outpatient services for adults, age eighteen and older, who suffer with addiction, mental health issues, and/or co-occurring disorders.

EVOLVE for adolescents at the Berman Center

1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30338
770-336-7444
bermancenteratl.com/evolve

Helps improve the quality of life and build
self-sufficiency for individuals and families in greater Atlanta. The agency provides counseling for children, teens and adults, career support, and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and older adults. It also operates
a full-service dental clinic for the neediest Atlantans.

Jeff’s Place

730 Ponce DeLeon Place NE Atlanta, GA 30306
404-898-0434
facebook.com/jeffsplaceatl

Offers individuals a place to connect, recharge, and create community. This gathering space and cafe in downtown Atlanta hosts different Jewish recovery meetings weekly. Individuals may stop in for a lunch break complete with Kosher food from the café and an unbeatable view of Atlanta’s skyline and BeltLine.

The Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah (MACoM)

700-A Mount Vernon Hwy NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404-549-9679
atlantamikvah.org

Provides a safe, sensitive, welcoming, halachic, and aesthetically beautiful environment for Jewish ritual immersion and conversion. The atmosphere allows for ongoing fulfillment of spirituality, Torah awareness, healing, and wellness. MACoM has several mikvah immersions, including ceremonies for recovery, healing, and gratitude.

Derech Transitional Living

678-909-9772
derechhomes.com

Provides a supportive living environment for Jewish men and women ages twenty-one through thirty-five who are on a committed path to recovery as they continue on their journey through treatment and adopting a sober lifestyle.

PART TWO: Recognition, Response, and the Road to Healing

PART TWO: Recognition, Response, and the Road to Healing

SectionPage NumberLearn More Reading LinksJewish Connection Links
Anxiety83

Beyond Blue

The Body is Not an Apology 

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Gracepoint

Mayo Clinic

Mental Health First Aid

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

ReachOut

Right as Rain

Self

How Judaism Saved Me From Anxiety

Rabbi Akiva the Psychologist: Using Traditional Jewish Teachings to Conquer Anxiety

The story of the Blue Dove Foundation’s executive director and why she does this work

Depression90

Beyond Blue

Help Guide

Mayo Clinic

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

WebMD

 

Dimensions: A Young Man’s Story of Torment: Surviving Depression

Personality Disorders91

American Addiction Centers

Mayo Clinic

Mind

Time to Change

The Recovery Village

Reach Out Our Hands Torah Reflections for Shabbat Shuva

Substance Abuse and Other Addictive Disorders111

Addiction.com

American Academy of Family Physicians

Anaheim Lighthouse

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

HelpGuide

Maryland Addiction Recovery Center

Mayo Clinic

Medical News Today

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

National Institute on Drug Use

PsychGuides

Sandstone Care

Self

Vertava Health

Verywell Mind

Windward Way

 

 

S​pirituality, ​Prayer, the ​T​welve ​S​teps, and ​J​udaism

My boyfriend died of a heroin overdose – what I know now about addiction

A young Jewish woman’s struggle with anorexia

One rabbi’s struggle with gambling

Loving and Losing an Addict

Treating Addiction With Jewish Values

How to Help Addicted Jewish Youth

Leaving Shame Behind: Sharing My Story as a Recovering Alcoholic

Jewish Prayers & Practices for Your 12-Step Journey

 

Trauma121

Beyond Blue

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Los Angeles

HelpGuide

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Phoenix Australia Center for Post-traumatic Mental Health

Healing Amidst Trauma: Caring for the Soul Through a Jewish Lens

JF&CS Toronto: Stories from Jewish families that have experienced trauma

Low Self-Esteem126

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Los Angeles

GoodTherapy

Mayo Clinic

Mind

NHS

The University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center

A personal story about the loss of self-esteem

Jewish Mental Health Resources
Emergency Resources

Emergency Resources

Section

ResourceDescription

Mental Health

Page 68

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
info@nami.org 
nami.org/help

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide
peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well trained and able to provide guidance. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
(1-800-SUICIDE)
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

SAMHSA’s national helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Abuse

Page 69

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-422-4453
childhelp.org/hotline

Round-the-clock hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

National Center on
Elder Abuse

1-855-500-ELDR (3537)
ncea.acl.gov

The NCEA provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public.

National Domestic
Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Online chat available thehotline.org

Round-the-clock hotline that helps victims and survivors of domestic violence.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

1-800-373-7888
Text: 233733   humantraffickinghotline.org

Round-the-clock hotline that connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and support to get help and stay safe.

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline by Love is Respect

1-866-331-9474 (Text or Talk)   loveisrespect.org

Round-the-clock helpline staffed by an advocate trained to offer education, support, and advocacy to teens involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, siblings, parents, teachers, law enforcement members, and service providers.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
rainn.org

RAINN’s round-the-clock hotline serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

 

Page 70

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

aa.org

An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics

1-800-344-2666
al-anon.org

Information hotline answered from
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST, M-F to learn about Al-Anon family group meetings in your area.

Alcohol and Drug Helpline

1-800-821-4357

Round-the-clock national hotline that provides resources about local alcohol and drug abuse treatment options. Calls are free and confidential.

National Drug Helpline

1-844-289-0879
drughelpline.org

Round-the-clock hotline to help those struggling with addiction. Provides information regarding treatment and recovery.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

SAMHSA’s national helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

1-800-931-2237   nationaleatingdisorders.org

Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.

The NEDA Helpline (800-931-2237) is available Monday-Thursday from
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday from
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.

Georgia Resources

Georgia Resources

ResourceDescription

Atlanta Alcoholics Anonymous

404-525-3178
www.atlantaaa.org

Provides help and information about AA meetings in the Atlanta area. Hotline answered daily from 9 a.m.– 12 a.m EST.

Georgia Collaborative Administrative Services Organization (ASO)

855-606-2725   georgiacollaborative.com

Works with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ (DBHDD) network of more than 600 providers to facilitate the delivery of whole-health, person-centered, and culturally sensitive support and services to individuals and their families throughout the state.

Georgia Crisis Line
(Georgia NAMI)

800-715-4225
namiga.org/georgia-crisis-and-access-line

Round-the-clock hotline for accessing mental health services in Georgia.

Atlanta Alcoholics Anonymous

404-525-3178
www.atlantaaa.org

Provides help and information about AA meetings in the Atlanta area. Hotline answered daily from 9 a.m.– 12 a.m EST.

Metropolitan Counseling Center

2801 Buford Hwy, NE Suite 470 Atlanta, GA 30329
404-321-1794
mcsatlanta.org

Provides quality, affordable counseling and psychotherapy for adults in Atlanta while training the next generation of psychotherapists.

The Cobb County Community Services Board

1758 County Services Parkway Marietta, GA 30008
404-794-4857
cobbcsb.com

Outpatient Services
1650 County Services Parkway Marietta, GA 30008
770-514-2422
cobbcsb.com/services/mental-health

The public safety net for those who face behavioral health challenges and/or who have intellectual/developmental disabilities and are uninsured and underinsured. They provide effective, innovative care and appropriate resources—offering children, adolescents, and adults hope, empowerment, and purpose.

Dekalb Community Service Board (CSB)

450 Winn Way
Decatur, GA 30030
404-892-4646
dekcsb.org

A community-based organization that offers
a full range of behavioral and mental health services, developmental disabilities programs, and substance abuse treatment
to uninsured and underinsured individuals. CSB operates more than twenty locations in DeKalb County. See dekcsb.org/locations for a list of all locations.

Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

141 Pryor Street, Suite 1031
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-613-7013
fultoncountyga.gov/behavioral-health-home

Provides behavioral health services for children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults. It offers programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at three locations across the county.