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Save a Life: National Recovery Month

September 14, 2021
This September marks the 32nd National Recovery Month. JFS clinical therapist Maureen Lyn Bernard, LMSW, ACSW, CADC, CCS, shares her thoughts with The Jewish News about this important month and how addiction and recovery affect all of us – even Jews.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2021
Join Youth Mental Health Coordinator, Julia Cohen, as she chats with Tara Consolino, regional Suicide Prevention Program Manager with the Department of Veterans Affairs, as they discuss how we all can reach out and help prevent suicide.


August 19, 2021
This past year or so has presented us with unique challenges in schooling as we attempted to cope with the “new normal” of the COVID pandemic. Whether dealing with virtual, hybrid or traditional classrooms, parents struggled to maintain a positive and productive environment in order to help their children grow and thrive. Now, as the […]

What Have You Done For Your Brain Today?

June 28, 2021
As National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month comes to a close, I want to share a few thoughts with you. While we live in a society that has a theme for every month, I implore you not to stop focusing on your brain health now that June is almost over, but rather, to use this […]

Feeling SAD?

January 6, 2021
I’m writing this on 12/21/20, Winter Solstice, the shortest 24-hour period of daylight in our calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere. There are holiday celebrations across religions faith traditions stemming from hundreds of past generations wanting to ward off the growing darkness and cheer on the slowly expanding of sunlight. Today, we know that the […]

5 Relaxation Techniques for Kids

October 26, 2020
Now is a stressful time for everyone–kids included! Many kids are not in school right now; they’re doing virtual learning instead, while at home with their families all day. Some kids are in school and it looks very different! They are wearing masks and having to do things in a different way to keep everyone […]
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