Nearly one in five Americans, 18 years and older, experienced a mental illness in 2018. One in five Americans older than 12 used an illicit drug, which includes misusing prescription opioids. These statistics apply to the Jewish community as well as the general community. #QuietingTheSilence is a collection of personal stories and perspectives related to life-changing experiences involving mental illness and addiction. Through these stories of struggle and loss, we hope to show individuals they are not alone and to work toward eliminating the shame and stigma many feel around these topics. The writers help provide insights and tips to educate people looking for some wisdom. In addition to the powerful stories, there are multiple resources for self-care, improving gratitude and joy, Jewish prayers for healing, national help hotlines, and a mental health glossary.
#QuietingTheSilence: Personal Stories
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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