Mental Health Initiative
Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 pm
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.
Mondays, January 22 through February 12
Storytelling is a way to help people who live with mental illness develop a cohesive narrative about their mental health and share it with others. Beginning in January, shaping a narrative about one's own experience with mental health challenges will be the focus of the REAL Mental Health Initiative's storytelling workshop.
Reinventing Retirement with Barbara Waxman
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."
How to Raise an Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Based on her New York Times bestselling book, How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims will draw on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large.
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.
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.