Mental Health Initiative

Temple Aliyah’s Mental Health Initiative (MHI) is comprised primarily of passionate mental health professionals, doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Newly formed in May 2017, our goal is to lessen the stigma around any kind of mental or behavioral health issues and bring community and caring to those dealing with these challenges.

If you are going through a difficult time, Temple Aliyah wants to be here to help and offer what we can:  a community of caring friends, a shoulder to lean on, a warm hug, and a hand ready to reach out to you. Whether it is spiritual support from our clergy, understanding and tips from other members who have “been there,” or a place of peace surrounded by your community, Temple Aliyah is here for you.

If you would like to be contacted by either Rabbi Carl Perkins, Rabbi Leslie Gordon, or Cantor Jamie Gloth, please call the Temple at 781-444-8522.

We are proud to present our online Resource Guide (pdf file, which will download to your computer or open in a new window or tab, depending on your browser settings). We hope you find it a compassionate and comprehensive guide, especially if you are first starting out on your journey or are simply at a loss at to where to turn.

We will send out an online questionnaire to the entire congregation in the upcoming weeks to help us develop programming that will be relevant and useful to our community. You only need fill out what you are comfortable sharing, and you may choose to identify yourself or remain anonymous.

Please note: The Mental Health Initiative was created for the purpose of building support in our Temple Aliyah community for those experiencing challenging circumstances. Any resources suggested through this website or through the Mental Health Initiative’s programming are being provided solely for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon for accuracy or completeness.  These resources are not intended to substitute for the advice, diagnosis or treatment by qualified mental health professionals or other health care providers.

 

MHI Programs for 2017-18:

Sunday, October 22, 5:30 p.m.

A brief uplifting spiritual and musical Healing Service, followed by a nosh

Thursday, November 30, 7:45 p.m.

An informative and humorous talk from the sister authors of Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children. From the authors’ website: “Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid is the perfect medicine for parents of special or (gasp!) average kids...”  http://www.shutupabout.com/about-us/books/

Sunday, December 10, 5:30 p.m.

A brief uplifting spiritual and musical Healing Service, followed by a nosh

For more information about the Mental Health Initiative or its programs, please contact [email protected].