Mental Health Awareness Month

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 More Than Enough.”  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.”

Anxiety in the heart of a person causes dejection, but a good word will surely turn it into joy.

New Digital Resources

Brachot and Intuative Eating

Mental Health Glossary

Immersive Experience Staff Journal

The Ladder of Emotional Regulation

Mental Health College Toolkit

Summer Camp Staff Journal

Send a Gratitude E-Card

See All Mental Health and Judaism


Check out our Workbook

Make the most of Mental Health Awareness Month with the Blue Dove Foundation’s official MHAM workbook.

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

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See how others have connected with one of Judaism’s oldest prayers, and cultivated mental wellness with the 
Jewish Prayer for Healing.

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.


Support Our Work

The annual observance of Mental Health Awareness Month offers the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about mental illness and support mental health organizations like ours. With your support, we can continue educating our communities and providing resources about mental illness and addiction through a Jewish lens. Right now, we are closer than ever to eradicating the shame and stigma that have stopped so many from talking about mental health and seeking help when they need it, but we still need your support.