WES MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS - MAY 2021
MAY 1 WES SHABBAT SERVICE will focus on Mental Health in connection with Thrive NY, which provides free mental health services to New Yorkers with serious mental illness, trauma, and those living in underserved neighborhoods— in over 200 languages, and regardless of insurance or immigration status.
SMASH THE STIGMA: A Jewish Communal Conversation on Suicide and Depression
Sunday, May 2, 2021
7 PM – 8:30 PM on Zoom (please pre-register for special link)
Smash the Stigma is an annual event held during Mental Health Awareness Month. The program is organized by Congregation Shearith Israel’s Caring Connection.
This year, West End Synagogue is one of the co-sponsors. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and start conversations about suicide and depression in the Jewish community. A representative of National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC will moderate a 3-person panel, consisting of an artist who experienced severe depression, a parent and a psychologist.
For further details and required pre-registration for link: https://shearithisrael.org/
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FILM
"Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am" (starring Anne Hathaway)
Saturday, May 15, 2021
8-9 PM on WES Zoom link
Havdalah to follow
This Modern Love episode is a highly moving 30-minute film that touches on the range of experience and challenges of living with bipolar illness. Based on a true story, it illustrates a woman’s dating and work experience, and her process of gaining insight into her condition and recovery process. The film will be followed by a guided discussion, and Havdalah.