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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Mental Health

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Mental Health

Marking Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of mental illnesses and the importance of mental wellness for all.  In our own country, an estimated 18.6 percent or 43.7 million Americans live with mental illnesses, and 4.1% or 9.6 million U.S. adults have a serious mental illness. Whether or not we have personally experienced a mental illness, […]

Mental Health Continues to be a Priority Two Years After Sandy Hook
Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Sunday  marked the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, where a gunman murdered twenty children and six educators at Sandy Hook elementary school. Leading up to the two-year anniversary, agencies were working to set up a support system for the next 12 to 15 years for people impacted by the shooting, with mental health officials […]

There’s More to Gun Violence than Mental Illness
Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Newtown. Aurora. Tucson. These three shootings, at an elementary school in Connecticut, at a movie theater in Colorado and at a constituent meeting in Arizona, are just a few examples of the mass shootings that have captured the media’s attention in the past few years. While the shootings have sparked discussions on gun violence in […]

End the Stigma Against Mental Health in Honor of World Mental Health Day
Posted on Friday October 10, 2014

Today marks World Mental Health Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues throughout the world. This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is “living with schizophrenia” and will feature efforts around the globe to support people with schizophrenia living a healthy life. As Reform Jews, we have a religious responsibility […]

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