Depression: The Misunderstood Epidemic

I have always been passionate about bringing mental health issues to the forefront of society, as so many people suffer in silence and feel ashamed of their diagnoses.  I recently watched this documentary on Youtube and wanted to share it so that we could all learn how mental illness, specifically depression, can impact anymore.  What […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, please view the Ted Talk from Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. Insel discusses why it is important for people reframe the ideas about “mental disorders” and start understanding them as “brain disorders.” What do you think about this Ted Talk?   […]

National Family Caregivers Month

Hello, friends! For many people in the Charleston Jewish community, caretaking is a rewarding and challenging part of life.  Here are some tips for making the process more enjoyable for you and your family. 1  Seek out caregiver support.  There are many other individuals dealing with the stress of taking care of others, and having […]

National Suicide Prevention Month

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, I encourage everyone to peruse through the following information.  Suicide can affect anyone regardless of gender, race, religion, or socioeconomic status.  Please be aware of the following warning signs for suicide listed by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Most of the time, people who kill themselves show one or more of these […]

Mindfulness

When most people think about the word “mindfulness” they envision sitting cross-legged on the floor and chanting “ohhmmm.” While there is no right or wrong way to practice mindfulness, many people find ways to be mindful in everyday activities as a means to reduce anxiety and reconnect with the world. Mindfulness incorporates Eastern philosophy and […]