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Our Hearts and Minds Are with the Uvalde Community

May 25, 2022
Our hearts and minds are with the Uvalde community and those affected by the Uvalde Elementary School shooting. As our own local community experienced this type of tragedy just a few months ago, many parents, teachers and students may be experiencing a resurgence of fear or sadness. While sweeping social reform is needed to prevent […]

A Time for…Holidays and Family Visits

April 13, 2022
Holidays are times that bring families together. With Passover and Easter right around the corner, we are eagerly looking forward to being together in person after two years of Zoom celebrations and social distancing! But family gatherings can sometimes leave adult children with a heavy heart as they board the plane or pack the car […]

A Conversation about Youth Suicide Prevention

September 17, 2021
Join Julia Cohen, Youth Mental Health Coordinator, for her next interview for Suicide Prevention Month. Julia speaks with Dr. Brooke Weingarden, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, regarding the youth mental health crisis and how we all call help prevent suicide amongst children and adolescents.

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 […]
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