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HopefulMommy
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I'm compiling a list of mental health resources in the frum community. I want to put them in an appendix at the end of my book. Any ideas or suggestions? Here's what I have so far:

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Avigdor Bonchek, Ph.D. Religious Compulsions and Fears: A Guide to Treatment. Felheim, 2009.
Rabbi Baruch Finkelstein, Michal Finkelstein, RN CNM, with Doreen Winter, MSW. Delivery From Darkness: A Jewish guide to prevention and treatment of postpartum depression. Feldheim, 2009.
Dr. Naftali Fish. Nachas Ruach: Torah-Based Psychotherapy and Tools for Growth and Healing. Targum Press, 2011.
Esther Gross. You Are Not Alone: A Three-Dimentional Torah Approach to Overcoming Anxiety. Feldheim, 2013.
Seymour Hoffman, Ph.D. Mental Health, Psychotherapy and Judaism. Golden Sky, NY, 2011.
Shoshanah Kagan. Waves of Blue. From Turbulence to Tranquility: A Real-Life Experience With Postpartum Depression. Israel Bookshop Publications, 2010.
Rabbi Elimelech Lamdan. Torah Therapy: A Guide to Therapy in the Spirit of Torah. Feldheim, 2006.
Joshua Mark, Ph.D. Returning to Joy: A Jewish self-care guide for overcoming depression. Targum/Feldheim, 2003.
Joshua Mark, Ph.D. The Power of the Positive: Stories, Strategies, and Insights. Targum/Feldheim, 2007.
Rabbi Shais Taub. G-d of our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction. Ktav Publishing House, Inc., 2011.
Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. Getting Up When You’re Down: A mature discussion of an adult malady – depression and related conditions. Shaar Press, 1997.

Jewish organizations that help those dealing with depression and anxiety:
Relief Resources – Mental Health referrals, education, and support
Website: http://www.reliefhelp.org/
Local phone numbers:
New York: (718) 431-9501
New Jersey: (732) 905-1605
Canada: (416) 789-1600
Israel: (02) 580-8008


Ohel Mental Health Services
Website: www.ohelfamily.org
Phone number: 1-800-603-OHEL or 718-851-6300

Sparks Center – Serving pre- and post-natal women and families with awareness, relief, knowledge, and support
Website: www.sparkscenter.org
Phone number: 718-2-SPARKS

Yad Rachel
Website: http://yadrachelnj.org
Phone number: 732-364-4IMA (4462)

Nitza – The Israel Center for Maternal Health
Website: http://www.nitza.org/
Phone number: 02-5002-824

Resources for finding a frum therapist or psychiatrist:
www.nefesh.org
www.frumtherapist.com


Rabbis who are familiar with mental health:

Rabbi Dovid Cohen

Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser

 
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Dont forget to add Frumsupport!!!!!
 
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Yes, I put it in! Any other frum support groups I should mention?
 
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theres jewswithquestions.com. on the bottom is frumteens and in the "Deep trouble" folder there is some mental health talk. not much though and its rarely chcked.... and theres also the yehiva world coffee room.....
 
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I just looked at it, and it looks like a nice site! Thanks.

What about the yeshiva world coffee room? Is it related to mental health?
 
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sometimes kinda. maybe you should check it out. go to http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/ and scroll down to the bottom/middle of the page for the topics... there is none explicitly for mental health but.....
 
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for the old frumteens site, before it got added to jewswithquestions, go to classic.frumteens.com the deep trouble section, really all of the sections there are a big help to read through, even though there aren't new posts on there. (sigh. that site was my lifeline until they started the new site, and actually where i heard about frumsupport)
idk about the coffeeroom though... it's not always the best of places for these discussions. but that's just my opinion


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I know FattyGoLucky, i agree, they both kinda stink, what would we do without FS? right?
 
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I don't think I'll list the yeshiva world coffee room. It's not specific enough.

Question on frumteens: so is the older website not active anymore?
 
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Another question. Which rabbis are understanding of mental health and should be listed in the book? So far I have Rabbi Goldwasser and Rabbi Cohen, although I still have to double check with both of them if it's OK to put their contact info in the book. Any other suggestions? I would ask them first, before putting them on the list.
 
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nope, its not active anymore. ....
other Rabbbonim? maybe call releif and ask them? or echo or shalom task force or anything like that...
 
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That's a good idea. What's echo?
 
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i dont know... i jsut rember hearing about it on the site once or twice. i think it maybe helps pay for therapy or makes referals? but i dont know!!!
 
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Echo is a medical referral agency but they also have a mental health department. Rabbi Weitz is the contact person. He's really nice.
 
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I called Echo, but they said they don't do mental health referrals. Do you have Rabbi Weitz's contact info?
 
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There is something important to note: Relief generally avoids referring to therapists that do psycho dynamic therapy. Rabbi Babad likes the short term therapies like CBT
Some people need the longer term therapies but when they call relief they don't get to the right place...

I've heard this from a few smart people
 
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Thanks for letting me know. I don't know how to say this in the book though. Do you know if there is any other organization that does referrals for long term therapy, so people would have a choice?
 
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I got referrals from them in the past. Either they don't do it anymore, or they don't want it publicized. I used to ask for Rabbi Weitz directly, and he would call me back. Maybe you can ask to speak to him, and then ask him if he knows of any other organizations.
 
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Is he at the 718 number or at the 845 number?
 
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845
 
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Also Sovri hotline. Can't get number right now but if you need it, I'll try to find. Also, Jonah I believe it is called....I disagree with Jonah as a group but maybe they can help someone.


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I used to work at Ohel mental health. What services are you suggesting from there?
 
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I googled and found the Sovri hotline. Thanks Munkster! I'm not sure about Jonah. Doesn't seem relevant. What do you guys think?

Mimi, I'm assuming they have many different services. Whoever needs them can look them up, or call them up. What was it like working at Ohel? What did you do there?
 
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Many people dealing with SSA are also dealing with depression and such. It's the only reason I even thought of it.


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I just looked through the Jonah website and didn't find anything about depression. I see what you're saying, but I think it's too tangential.
 
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Another is Massachusetts General Hospital (at least if I remember correctly that's where I went) has a psychiatry program that is a good resource if someone wants to be on meds while pregnant. I believe it is called their Perinatal Psychiatry Unit, but I could be wrong. Their website is EXTREMELY helpful and if you can either afford it or get your insurance to pay for it, you can go there and get an evaluation and recommendations for meds while pregnant. For example, at one point in pregnancy they said I could take Adderall with relatively few side effects that could harm the baby. With the written recommendations for my local psychiatrist, I was able to have a relatively sane pregnancy with some medications during differnent intervals of pregnancy.


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I worked with individuals diagnosed with severe mental disorders. It was very humbling.
 
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Humbling in what way?
 
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I have searched for a long time for a frum group therapy since it is one of the most important things for social anxiety I found only one therapist that runs groups for frum people. Do you want his info as a resource?
If yes then email me...
 
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It was a privilege to work with my clients and I got to see the world through a different lens.
 
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That's so interesting. I'd love to hear more, Mimi.
 
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Rabbi who is also a psychologist Dr. Dov Finman 516-350-8564. His website is drdovfinman.com
 
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Edited: 8/12/13 at 11:12 PM by I'mTrying
 
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Originally posted by: Mimi1022
It was a privilege to work with my clients and I got to see the world through a different lens.


I sure hope you did not speak to your clients the way you speak to others here. You have a lot of power to heal and conversely, to hurt others. Not sure why you don't seem to get that.




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how about nafshee.org
 
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