The Jewish holiday of Love is almost here! What do you think about love and mental health? Explore the ways our minds impact our relationships – both with others and ourselves – with some of our articles and resources!
Love is in the Air – and Inside (Resource): On Tu B’av, we have a heightened awareness of love, and the day’s connection with Yom Kippur reminds us we need to love ourselves as well — and we are worthy of love. These two middot (or Jewish values) —B’tzelem Elohim and Refuah Shleima — can guide us as we journey toward self-love to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. READ MORE
Is Your Relationship Healthy? A Tu B’av Reflection on Relationships (Article): Toxic relationships, whether in the past or the present, can lead to struggles with paranoia, narcissism, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, fear, trauma and more. Therefore, the ability to discern whether a relationship is healthy or toxic for one’s mental state remains critical. In the paragraphs below, I will outline three key features of a relationship and how to determine if they are healthy or unhealthy. READ MORE