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Incredible!
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Incredible!

Soooo needed!!!!! Looking forward!

Mental Health & chassidus
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Mental Health & chassidus

Given the litterally 10,000s of pages of chassidus we have (sichos, mammorim, igros kodesh, etc.) There is very little addressing or even acknowledging “mental illness” or “Mental related disorders”…why?

Is this whole topic and subject a “modern thing”? A non-Jewish way of addressing life?

Please respond if you have found an answer in Torah…

Mental illness -a modern thing!
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Mental illness -a modern thing!

Pain and suffering isn’t modern.
May you never know of pain and suffering.
I hope you are not a parent of any children .
The Torah says to address to heal the mind as well as the body

will only be productive if according to Torah
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will only be productive if according to Torah

If the survivors you bring to speak are today not frum or very modern in their frumkeit it is a dangerous message for children struggling. Not sure what you have planned, but for the sake of the Yiddishkeit and Chassidishkeit of us all, please do not have people speak who have chosen to not live the life that the Rebbe guides and encourages us too. No one is judging their decision, and no one can understand what they went through, but it psychologically “justifies” the OKness of not being frum, or not doing many crucial things in Yiddishkeit, if you… Read more »

To #2
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To #2

No, this topic is not a “modern or non-Jewish” thing. Doesn’t our Torah speak of the urgency of saving even one Jewish life?
Maybe you somehow haven’t noticed that It is a bitter Golus.

To #2
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To #2

So don’t use and comment on the internet since Halacha was written before technology and new updates in science and mental health as well. Mental illness has always been around .

To number 2
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To number 2

I have a mental illness and have tried chassidus, davening and listened and spoke to mashpiim who gave me as much advice as they could. It didn’t work. I have a chemical imbalance and both medication and treatment have helped tremendously. I had to go away to a residential treatment center, where I still learned Chitas almost every day, and was relieved to know I wasn’t alone. After many years of having no clue what was happening to me, the doctor’s finally got the correct diagnosis. I kept kosher, followed the rules of Shabbos and spoke to Rabbonim, who not… Read more »

hatzolas neshomos m,amesh
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hatzolas neshomos m,amesh

It is high time-I am sure these problems have always existed but now that it is b-ing recognized is going to be an enormous help to the entire family especially the parents whjo till now were unfortunately quite helpless thru no fault of their own

Mental health
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Mental health

There’s a beautiful WhatsApp group who sends daily letters about trust and happiness and address many time issues such as depression. It called Emuna and Bitachon.
Mental health issues suppose to be treated by the experts and experienced as with physical illness.

there is a lot a lot of new knowledge as well as old and in today’s times in mental Heath.big improvements could be achieved although required hard work and cooperation.

To #2
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To #2

Mental illness is a PHYSICAL illness, not a spiritual one. Hundreds of years ago there were R”L no treatments available, much like there were no treatments for polio or bacterial infections. What Chassidus talks about, including “atzvus”, is not referring to a physical illness, but rather a state of mind. We are fickle human beings that frequently lose control of our emotional faculties. We come home from work tired and angry and lose control of ourselves and one cannot serve Hashem this way. This is what Chassidus endeavors to fix. When someone is suffering from the actual physical illness known… Read more »

Thank you for this organization
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Thank you for this organization

Kol hakavod

In the Torah
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In the Torah

To #2 “Mental illness or mental related disorders” is a human condition [nothing to do with being Jewish ]
It is interesting to know one time when Dovid Hamelech was running away from king Saul ;Dovid acted as though he was crazy and this saved him!
In the Torah we have the story of Noah, after the flood Noah suffered from great sadness…that’s why he first planted grapes to have relief from the wine…
A third example ; is the famous story from the Talmud of The weasel and the Well ;and how the girl’s mental health was affected.

NUMBER 2
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NUMBER 2

Please go back to pre school.
I am Very Chassishe Person who learns Sichos Tanya.
These problems always existed.
Yes a heard Very Frum Dr who said story of this with A tzadik who was in this Matziv.

live hookup?
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live hookup?

will there be a live hookup?

So glad to hear!
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So glad to hear!

This is much needed.

To #2
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To #2

The Torah says: Venishmartem Meod …
Whatever a treatment procedure for an individual is
That’s how he should interpit the pasuk.
If you feel Tanya works for you as a treatment provider and that helps you fulfil the pasuk than do that. If you feel a medication can help you than that’s your way of fulfilling the pasuk.

Wishing blessing and success
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Wishing blessing and success

This is a very important event ,hope it turns out very positive and successful .
personally I believe the Jewish people have extra sensitive issues because we have a nefesh Elokis and a nefesh Habahamis ! and we were persecuted for so long that we inherited many issues! That is another subject! May all the people going to the event be with inner peace and joy with Moshiach .

Wow
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Wow

Beautiful.
Would love if the event could be live ot videoed for those of us who can’t make it or live out pf town
Thanks in advance

to #2
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to #2

For those who r”l have lost family members to suicide brought on by very real mental health problems… it is all too real. And attitudes like yours perpetuate the stigma unfortunately.

Much information
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Much information

Shlomo Hamelech addresses sadness extensively in Mishlei. He even advises on worrying. There are several prakim in Tanya devoted to sadness and bitterness. There are hundreds of published and unpublished letters from the Rebbe on various types of mental illness, including specific disorders such as OCD. Yes, Torah and Chassidus address these issues and this is the basis for how a Chosid should live. But once you factor in abuse, chemical imbalances and chemical dependence, you have added in a medical component. Al pi Halacha and according to the very common advice of the Rebbe, these must be dealt with… Read more »

#4
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#4

It is clear that you value the Rebbe’s ways. I am unclear about what you are requesting. Do you feel that if the Mental Health professional has been abused it is dangerous for our struggling children to learn from? Or in general we should not have MH professionals who aren’t frum speak to our community because it’s all dangerous? And to be clear, we are talking about people who are currently struggling. You feel that it is dangerous to have professionals speak to those that are CURRENTLY struggling because it is dangerous for them? Consider the possibility that not having… Read more »

Can there be a live feed or a recording of this event.
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Can there be a live feed or a recording of this event.

I will be out of town, and am very interested in this

Live feed?
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Live feed?

Thanks you to all those who organised. This is very much needed.

MASK
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MASK

A big Yashar Koach for the upcoming event- very much needed!

People who are struggling, or who know about someone struggling can call MASK from Sunday to Friday- 718-758- 0400

MASK, an outstanding organization, has been servicing the Crown Heights community for 21 years on ALL mental health issues and has been sponsoring programs for Aliya, Yeshivos and schools in the community.

While working there, i experienced their professionalism and dedication to each and every person who turned to them!

Rambam
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Rambam

The Rambam was a doctor and often prescribed herbs, walks, pleasant music and positive thought to treat depression. Mental Illness is not a modern invention and the more the Frum world ignores it the longer it will be until Mashiach comes chas v’shalom.

The Beginning of the End of the Stigma
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The Beginning of the End of the Stigma

May this event open the door to more discussion, slowly normalizing “asking for help” and reducing the stigma and silent shame that keeps people alone with their problems without getting the help they need. Much success.

sounds interesting
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sounds interesting

It sounds like a good idea, and I hope it’ll help people. Heard of the website but not sure exactly what the program is besides the website. Of course it’s a bit late, at least 20 years but better late than never. And also mental and emotional well-being and awareness is important for everyone even if you’re not in a crisis. It says “v’nishmartem m’od l’nafshoseichem”. You need to take care of your emotional well-being as well, something perhaps not emphasized enough in certain gezhe old-fashioned circles. May Hashem help everybody do what they need to in a healthy way… Read more »

Break the stigma
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Break the stigma

This is wonderful! Wishing your organization lots of
Hatzlacha in helping many BE”H! Yes a recording of the
Event would be greatly appreciated for other viewers
not in CH please.

To # 26 please check out “break the stigma movement” on Facebook. You may like it. It has information about different mental health conditions so that people can be more aware
& lots of messages of hope & some few personal stories as well to inspire others.

Women only?
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Women only?

Are men allowed?

Tell us more pls
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Tell us more pls

I understand we will be hearing the stories of those who have been challenged in these areas but will this also be a forum led by professionals Re how to spot it and how one can help? Action….?

To #4
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To #4

If a person’s journey to wellness includes a shift in their level of observance, while it may not be ideal, it is infinitely better than the person being not-well or, c”v, being no longer among the living. A person needs to get well first. It’s kind of like the fact that a pregnant woman is allowed, al pi halacha, to eat whatever she craves to eat, or a person suffering from a life-threatening illness may take their medicine on Yom Kippur, even if they have to also have food in their stomach at the same time. OR if the best… Read more »

yasher koach
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yasher koach

thank you for allowing people the opportunity to share and o longer be ashamed. Kol Hakavod

You don't understand
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You don't understand

You don’t understand to be in an emotionally unstable place. One can’t really keep up with the basic requirements of living. Keeping up with halacha and yidishkiet creates huge expectations that one is unable to fulfill. It’s hard enough to get out of bed.

For Men and Women
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For Men and Women

The event is for both.
Separate seating.

Hopefully this will be recorded
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Hopefully this will be recorded

PLEASE!

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