We are all created בצלם אלוהים/B’tzelem Elohim – “In God’s Image.”
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a tradition going back to 1949. The annual observance offers the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about mental illness. Every year, MHAM focuses on a particular message to recognize and amplify, and this year’s theme is “.” We must all remember the inherent value we each hold — no matter our diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background or ability. No matter what, you are inherently worthy of more than enough life, love and healing. In other words, this month we are being called to remember that we were all created בצלם אלוהים – B’tzelem Elohim – “in God’s Image.”
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Judaism isn’t just a religion of laws; rather, it is a religion of ideas and experiences, all aimed at cultivating a healthy and sound mind, body, and soul for all of its practitioners. Our goal is to explore them, reveal the deep messages hidden within, and shed some light on how one can utilize them to live a healthier and happier life with this four-week Jewish guide through Mental Health Awareness Month. Each week, we will focus on a Jewish approach to mental health and engage in activities to help make mental health a bigger part of your life.
Mi Sheberach for Mental Health
The Mi Sheberach is a blessing we recite to wish those who are sick a full recovery and Jewish prayer allows us to be creative in adapting and interpreting text in ways that are meaningful. The prayers shared in this book were written during the height of a global pandemic by individuals from around the world, addressing needs and illnesses both physical and mental and bringing comfort to those who are struggling with their mental health.
Join the Blue Dove Team for May Mental Health Awareness Month, as we cultivate mental wellness and imbue our entrance into Shabbat with a sense
Hosting our “Supporting Kids with Anxiety” workshop for the current MTEI cohort. MentalHealthAwarenessMonth2023