mental illness

Coming Out Of Hiding: Revealing A Mental Disability

When my boss, Dana Marlowe, shared her blog post about emplyment and mental disability, I had mixed emotions. This isn’t rare for me. As someone with a mental disability, I’m used to sifting through varying moods and thoughts to determine the answer the deceptively simple question: How do you feel?

Coming from the perspective of an employee whom many other employers might not have hired, I’m grateful to work for a company that values my contributions. On the other hand, I worry for others who might not have found their fit in a supportive workplace.

Sharon Rosenblatt. Courtesy of Daniella Lager

From Where Does My Help Come?

Drisha-B’nai Jeshurun series calls for new communal approach to mental illness.

06/02/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

‘We were 20 souls around the table. Some attended out of a healthy curiosity but most were warriors of a difficult life. Some were mothers who have tragically lost their children to their illnesses, others battled depression, and many college participants feared what the future would hold for them.”

Rabbi Mychal Springer, at podium, with Rabbi Rolando Matalon and  Benyamin Cirlin.  Courtesy of Drisha
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