In this sermon, Rabbi Matt Shapiro explores the health benefits of community and the idea of returning home, and how people experiencing mental health concerns need to remember that they can rely on their communities to create a space for them to reside in. And that the members of those communities need to ensure that that is true.
The Young Leadership Cabinet of the Orthodox Union developed a documentary, "Hungry to be Heard", focusing on the rising rates of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders in our community. It aims at providing educational awareness, prevention, and approaches to eating disorders and is available for guided screenings as part of a conference, communal program, or as a stand-alone presentation.
In his Bar Mitzvah speech, Ethan bravely opens up to the community about his own struggles with depression and mental health, and the work we are doing at the Blue Dove Foundation to help get the resources we need to provide even more kids like Ethan the resources they need to thrive.
For members of marginalized communities, discrimination is not only unjust but physically and mentally harmful. In this article, Huffpost asked our Director of Programming and Education, Carly Coons, to weigh in on just how much of an impact it makes.
The Mikvah is an ancient Jewish practice that provides an incredibly powerful way to experience a transformation of the mind body and soul. It is a long standing tradition that people immerse in Mikvot before the High Holidays to spiritually prepare for the days ahead.
Every Life Counts is broken into four categories, with each including a collection of articles and resources for different members of society available for individual download, much like our regular resources, as well as a larger downloadable version with every resource in its given section.