Make Mental Health
the Center of Your
Shabbat Conversation this May
May is Mental Health Awareness month. According to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) one in 5 adults in the United States experiences a mental health condition in a given year.
Mental health is the number one health issue in America. Make mental health the center of your Shabbat conversation this May. Use this time to engage in powerful conversation, connect with others and create a community of caring and inclusivity. Personal connection can save someone’s life. Your outreach, dinner and kindness may impact someone more than you may ever know it does.
Host or attend a Shabbat Dinner on any Friday night in May. This dinner is not a therapy session or training. Your goal for the evening is to show that Mental Health education and support is a priority in the Jewish community and that it is OK to talk about mental health. It is time to eliminate the shame and stigma that is often associated with the topic. It’s time to #QuietTheSilence.
Whoever saves one life saves an entire world.
– Talmud Sanhedrin 4:5
READY TO HOST? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!
The Blue Dove Foundation partnered with OneTable to create a Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Supplement to assist individuals in hosting a Shabbat dinner on any Friday night in May during Mental Health Awareness month.
Adults and families click here affirm your commitment to support mental health and share details about your Shabbat dinner.
Young adults (ages 21-39ish not in undergraduate studies) can host their Shabbat dinners with OneTable. Be sure to add the tag “mentalhealth” to you dinner.
- Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Dinner Supplement – Conversation topics, activities, and more
- Mental Health Questions Cube Game for Children Ages 3-18 – Once printed, cut on the solid lines then fold and tape on the dotted lines to form your dice.
- My Jewish Learning Shabbat Blessings for Friday Night
- Dinner Description Framing Your Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Dinner
- NAMI Mental Health by the Numbers Info Graphic
- OneTable and HAMSA Sober Shabbat Guide – alternative resources for those hosting an alcohol-free Shabbat dinner
- Food for the Brain
- Good Days and Bad Days
- National Mental Health Hotlines and Resources
- Atlanta Mental Hotlines and Resources
- Mi Sheberach for Those in Recovery
- Articles About Mental Health
- Mental Health Resources
JOIN US AS A PROGRAM PARTNER
If your organization is interested in joining us as a partner and distributing program materials to your members encouraging them to host or attend a Mental Health Awareness Shabbat, click here to be added to the partners list below.
Please feel free to customize these sample text files below to share with your members.
We are thankful to our partners who are spreading the word about Mental Health Awareness Shabbats and encouraging their members to host Shabbat dinners around mental health. The Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Supplement could not have been created without the OneTable team and their partnership.