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Living with Mental Illness in the Family:
One in four Americans is either being treated for a mental illness, or has a close family member who is being treated for a mental illness. This translates to over 50 million people, ages 18 and older. This includes our parents, children, grandchildren, and friends; those with whom we live, work, and play.
How can family and friends help? How can we gain the knowledge and understanding to recognize and cope with mental illness? How can we raise awareness about the impact of mental illness to get the help our loved ones need and the support we require?
The mission of Temple Sinai's R'fuat HaNefesh committee is to reduce the stigma surrounding severe, chronic mental illness in the Jewish Community, and to provide support for one another. No one has to be alone when faced with these challenges.
If you or someone you love is in need, please contact one of our Rabbis to discuss how we can help.