Mental Health Initiative

REAL Parent Support

Monthly support group at Congregation Rodef Sholom
First Tuesday of the month* (ongoing), 7:00 - 9:00 pm
*In January and February 2019, REAL Parent Support will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (January 8 and February 12)

REAL Serenity Study

Monthly Jewish recovery study group at Congregation Rodef Sholom
Fourth Thursday of each month (ongoing)*, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, in the Sanctuary
*With the exception of October and November 2018, when the group will meet on Tuesday, October 27 and Tuesday, November 30 at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon

TEDX Marin Salon at Dominican Uni in San Rafael

Extending Our Human Healthspans
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 pm
Angelico Hall/Dominican University in San Rafael
Advances in medicine and lifestyle research promise to dramatically increase our "healthy" longevity. Some suggest that babies born today may even live for 150 years. As we prepare to shift into a society increasingly of age, we must begin to think in terms of extending our healthspans.

REAL Serenity Shabbat

Friday, April 27, 6:15 pm

Please join us for REAL Shabbat, the kick-off for our month-long celebration Mental Health Awareness Month - this year focusing on Serenity Shabbat. Serenity Shabbat is a celebration of recovery, incorporating creative and original music, personal stories, as well as the spiritual wisdom of the 12-step programs and the Jewish tradition.


REAL Speaker Series: The Middle Place

The Middle Place with Kelly Corrigan

At some time in our lives, we will all be impacted by the illness or aging of someone close to us. Through her poignant personal story of caring for her father through three bouts of cancer, her own fight with Stage III breast cancer, and her daughter's meningitis, Corrigan will share about the experience of living in what she has described as the Middle Place, "that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap."

MHI Speaker Series-How I Went From Wanting to Die to Loving Life: A Resilience Journey with Leah Harris

Leah will share heartfelt stories about her family's legacy of intergenerational trauma, silence, and shame, as well as how she learned to break the cycle, culivate resilience, and create a life worth living.

For more information about our 2017 Speaker Series, including additional speakers and dates click here.

REAL Parent Support Group

First Thursdays

Are you a parent of a young adult who has mental health challenges? Or is struggling on the way to independent adulthood? Or is dealing with other challenges with which you would like support?

REAL Parent Support is a monthly group for parents to connect with and support each other and share strategies for self care.

To RSVP or for more information, contact JoAnne Forman, REAL Mental Health Initiative Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 415.479.3441.

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