Mental Health Resources
The Jewish Community is extremely lucky to have a growing list of Jewish mental health and addiction resources across the globe. Resources include inpatient and outpatient treatment facilitators in addition to emotional and spiritual support for individuals and educational resources for individuals and organizations.
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- T’shuvahCenter – T’Shuvah Group is geared for people fighting substance abuse, or anyone who has had a history of fighting substance abuse. All are welcome.
- Communities Confronting Substance Abuse – Communities Confronting Substance Abuse, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded with the goal of creating stigma-free Jewish communities through awareness, education and programming regarding substance misuse and addiction.
- SUPPORT GROUPS for loved ones of those suffering from substance misuse or addiction is now being held online.
- Jewish Discussions About Grief and Mourning Facebook Group
- JProactive – Breaking Stigmas | Awareness | Education | Community
- Mental Health in the Jewish Community Facebook Group
- A Mitzvah to Eat – A Mitzvah to Eat supports those who need to connect to fast days, mitzvot, or holidays differently to protect their health and save their lives. We empower individuals and communities with learning, prayers, and rituals to bring holiness to acts of pikuach nefesh (saving a life).
- OKclarity – Jewish therapist directory + community
- Our Jewish Recovery exists to support Jews in recovery, and their loved ones, and to help us all find experience, strength, and hope. We welcome Jews dealing with any and all addictions, Jewish educators looking to understand addiction and bring recovery to their communities, and our Jewish and non-Jewish allies who wish to share the journey of recovery with us. We have a thriving Facebook community, a weekly Recovery Torah study, online Jewish recovery meetings, and much more in the works. Contact Rabbi Ilan Glazer for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org and join our online community.
- Refuat Hanefesh – Refuat Hanefesh hopes to create a Jewish community that is more aware, respectful, & empathetic to people living with mental illness.
- Shalom Taskforce – combat and prevent domestic violence and foster healthy and safe relationships and families. STF focuses its work in the Jewish community, to help those that may not have access to traditional services and need culturally sensitive programming. Shalom Task Force believes everyone has the right to be safe in their relationship and family.
- VIRTUAL Jewish Recovery Programming held in partnership with JACS, Our Jewish Recovery, and The T’Shuvah Center – These meetings are open to Jews across the country who want to meet and discuss. Meetings take place on different days and at different times.
- VIRTUAL Family Support Group for Loved Ones of People in Recovery Mondays at 5pm EST
- Achiezer – Achiezer is a unique organization, which combines the strengths of all existing communal resources along with its own formidable capabilities. Achiezer spearheads and coordinates the many different aspects involved in assisting individuals and families confronted by challenges, from start to finish.
- Aleph Institute – The Aleph Institute, founded in 1981 at the express direction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, provides crucial financial, emotional and spiritual assistance to thousands of shattered families – helping them persevere through extraordinary crises – while providing support for their loved ones in prison and mental institutions. Aleph’s benevolent mandate also encompasses spiritual assistance to thousands of soldiers in the United States Armed Forces across the globe.
- Bamidbar – BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy guides Jewish young adults on individualized journeys of self-discovery and healing. Through nature-based therapy, BaMidbar is a stepping stone to independent, healthy, adulthood.
- Elijah’s Journey – A Jewish Response to the Issues of Suicide Awareness and Prevention.
- Here Now – a teen-driven mental health conversation.
- JACS (through The Jewish Board) is a mutual-aid support network for Jews in recovery, their loved ones, and those who may be still struggling with addiction. We offer in-person community-based services and spiritual care in the metro-new york area, including holiday events, Spiritual Days, and a Shabbaton-style Spiritual Retreats, as well as remote supportive services for Jews all around the country (referrals, crisis-intervention, community-connection, etc). Additionally, we provide training to Jewish organizations on substance misuse and mental health, cultural competency training to those in the field of recovery, and preventive educational services. Contact the JACS office or Shoshana for more information: email@example.com.
- Jewish Survivors Forum – a community of survivors of sexual abuse from all walks of Judaism, who come together on the platform to share, vent, learn, and support each other.
- MASK – Mask’s mission is to ensure that all parents/caregivers in the Jewish community receive the resources necessary to help raise emotionally healthy families.
- Refa’enu – an organization dedicated to increasing awareness in the Jewish community about depression and related disorders and their management.
- RUACH Support – RUACH connects Jewish care providers to individuals in need, looking to make emotional and spiritual support more accessible.
- Get Help Israel – Immigrants to Israel are often faced with a serious problem when searching for mental health help. Although they may be fluent in Hebrew, when it comes to sensitive issues, they prefer to communicate in English.
- United Kingdom
- JAMI – the specialist provider of mental health services in the Jewish community. They provide practical and emotional support for everyone affected by a mental health problem, the person with the diagnosis, friend, relative or employer.
- INMI – Interfaith Network on Mental Illness – We are an interfaith organization, meaning we represent and welcome participation from all faith traditions, and we affirm that spirituality is an important component of recovery from mental illness.
- NEFESH-International – NEFESH-International is an interdisciplinary organization of Orthodox Jewish mental health professionals providing leadership and interdisciplinary education in the field of personal, family, and community mental health. Our diverse members are Torah-observant psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychiatric nurses, chemical dependency counselors, psychotherapists, guidance and pastoral counselors, and graduate students. Affiliates include Orthodox Rabbis, Jewish educators, attorneys, and allied professionals.
- OKclarity – Directory of Jewish therapists.
Jewish Teen Resources
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – @ProjectHereNow
Download the HereNow app in the app store for additional support.
A teen-led online and in-person initiative promoting mental health, well-being, and resilience through innovative content and creativity.
Provides services in the areas of policy development, consultation, and support, and training and education.
Jewish Teens Thrive
An initiative providing wellness resources for teens, jewish professionals and parents. Find resources for building resilience, healthy relationships and more.
A Facebook community centered on bringing awareness and support to depression and suicide.
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – @KeshetGLBTJews
Works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and their families in Jewish life. The group creates spaces in which all queer Jewish youths feel seen and valued in addition to other work outside of teens.
Hotline number: 724.374. 3501
Facebook – @EshelJews
Instagram and Twitter – @EshelOnline
Nonprofit organization that focuses on creating community and acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews and their families in Orthodox communities.
Instagram – @Links_ShlomiesClub
Supports children and teens who have lost one or both parents by connecting them with peers and mentors who have been through the same experience. Programs include a yearly Shabbaton, a 24-hour hotline, targeted publications for each division, Yom Tov programs, mentoring, trips, and more. A project of Mishkan Yecheskel, Links provides additional support beyond these programs.
Confidential Hotline: 718.337.3700
Toll Free 888.883.2323
Facebook – @ShalomTaskForceSTF
Twitter – @shalomtask
Works to combat and prevent domestic violence and foster healthy and safe relationships and families. Focusing on the Jewish community, Shalom Task Force (STF) works to help those who might not have access to traditional services and who need culturally sensitive programming.
STF believes everyone has the right to be safe in their relationships and their family.
General Teen Resources
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Provides access to free, round-the-clock support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.
NEDA – National Eating Disorders Association
Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.
A safe, moderated online community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle, or hope.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
A free, 24-hour confidential service for survivors, victims, and those affected by domestic violence,
intimate partner violence, and relationship abuse.
The Trevor Project
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) people under 25.
The agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families. SAMHSA has a Behavioral Health Treatment Locator on its website that can be searched by location: indtreatment.samhsa.gov