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Cultivating Mental Wellness with the Jewish Prayer for Healing: Mi Sheberach for Mental Health
By Steven Mandel, MD, and the Blue Dove Foundation
When it comes to mental health and substance abuse, the Jewish community wrestles with the same problems as the rest of society. Yet we too often have refused to acknowledge and discuss the issues. As a result, many individuals and their families suffer privately and lack the information necessary to address their struggles.
FJMC is pleased to partner with the Blue Dove Foundation on an innovative approach to cultivating mental wellness. Blue Dove’s mission is to provide the Jewish community with tools to understand, support, and overcome the challenges presented by mental illness and substance misuse. Since 2018 the organization has educated communities across the globe, creating resources and platforms to share powerful ideas about mental wellness rooted in Jewish tradition and giving it a sense of practical significance and spiritual depth. Blue Dove has reached tens of thousands of Jews as well as other faith-based communities, raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness and substance abuse.
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