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New Novel Brings Awareness to Mental Illness

Finding no books in Jewish literature portraying Orthodox youth with mental illnesses, Mrs. Chaya Rochel Zimmerman of Chicago wrote a novel that lifts the stigma surrounding mental illness in the frum community. Full Story

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Kol hakavod
June 1, 2020 2:23 pm

A very worthy cause. Will help so so many who suffer silently. And for those who BH don’t suffer either first or second hand, read it to better understand your friends or relatives.
There are a growing number of frum novels dealing with mental health challenges, and it’s great, keep it up.

You can't end the stigma overnight...
June 1, 2020 2:51 pm

Yes, you can. It is a pretense that dies without support.

Harold A. Maio

The Rebbe
June 1, 2020 4:32 pm

The Rebbe’s approach to this controversial subject should be studied…

Recently, many people use “mental illness” as the “go to label” for why things happen… especially Shalom bayis related issues…

The Rebbe states in letters and the sichos,over and over, that most of the time a person is given the power by Hashem to overcome anything, as EVERYTHING is fixable…there are always extreme rare exceptions,but in general the Rebbe was not quick to sloganize or label…The Rebbe’s view should be researched and studied

Get help its real
Reply to  The Rebbe
June 1, 2020 6:20 pm

The rebbe also said many times to go to a dr and follow his instructions and get help,yes its fixable but more often than not you cant do it alone.
Research that part where the Rebbe encourages people to work in therapy and take medications when they need. The cases where you need professional help far outweigh the ones where people are “sloganizing”

My experience
June 4, 2020 5:00 pm

In my struggles to find the ideal treatment which works the best: medicine and nutritional supplementation gave satisfactory results. Medicine or nutrition by itself was not good enough.

What was very good about it was that it was affordable, especially if you have insurance, so you don’t have to pay out-of-pocket for the medicines, and the nutrition part varies from $60 to $80 a month.

Now, if you can afford acupuncture with herbs, that’s even better. Again both: the acupuncture AND the herbs, which he/she will give or recommend

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