What do you do when you get anxious?
If you were asked that by a friend or a relative looking for counsel, what would your answer be?
Are you happy with your answer or do you wish you knew of better ways to cope?
Well here’s a comforting fact. You are not alone! In fact, most of the people around you will suffer from anxiety at some point in their life.
Here’s another comforting fact. You are not helpless. There are healthy things you can do to take the edge off.
Anxiety is the number 1 diagnosis in children seen at OHEL and the second most prevalent diagnosis in adults. Anxiety can be debilitating and affects not only the individual experiencing anxiety but his or her whole family.
However anxiety is very responsive to treatment.
It is to address this matter that NESHAMOS.ORG, has aligned with OHEL and CENTER FOR ANXIETY to bring an anxiety workshop to Crown Heights.
OHEL has hosted numerous anxiety awareness events, clinical trainings and educational workshops, and this event in Crown Heights, forms part of OHEL’s comprehensive and on-going efforts to address the greater prevalence of anxiety amongst everyday people, the consequence of many factors including multiple stresses – financial, familial, academic, job-related, technological, and other demands of everyday living.
The community-wide event on Tuesday night, 8 Sivan, June 11, is entitled “Dear Anxiety, Let’s Break Up” and will feature experts in the field of anxiety, first-hand accounts of a local father living with and overcoming his anxiety, and an experiential exercise.
The event will take place at Oholei Torah, 667 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY. Doors open at 7:30pm and the main program will begin at 8:00pm.
Dr. David Rosmarin, PHD and Dr. Norman Blumenthal, PHD, ABPP will present on the Prevalence of Anxiety, Why Anxiety is Increasing, What is Good Anxiety vs Bad Anxiety, Treatment Approaches, Tips for Individuals who Experience Anxiety and How Friends and Family can Support Someone Who Experiences Anxiety.
Rabbi Saul Haimoff, PsyD will do a hands on demonstration of breathing techniques and methods that are helpful to someone experiencing anxiety.
A local resident and father will share his personal experiences with anxiety, how it affected his life, and how he learned to successfully manage his anxiety and thrive.
Dr. Eli Rosen MD, who founded Neshamos in response to the growing disenchantment of our youth, at times to disastrous results, has expressed the importance of increased connectivity within the community. This event on anxiety hopes to achieve that through easing tensions within families and the community and providing insight into the hidden plight of one’s fellow.
Tzivy Reiter, a Director at OHEL and joint organizer of the event commented that “OHEL’s last community-wide event in Flatbush saw hundreds in attendance, and only furthered our resolve to partner with local community organizations to bring the issue to the fore.”
A comprehensive resource fair will also take place at the event, with representatives from all the major community-based mental health agencies present. Participants will learn about services and programs available to help children, adults and families.
For more information, please contact Neshamos 1-646-580-9842 or OHEL 1-800-603-OHEL