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Understanding Mood Disorders in the Jewish Community

Hello and welcome to our dedicated space for discussing and supporting individuals experiencing mood disorders within the Jewish community. Our site features a diverse range of professionals, therapists, and content focused on understanding and addressing mood disorders in the Jewish community.

Unique Challenges of Mood Disorders in the Jewish Community

When individuals within the Jewish community struggle with mood disorders, which are often shaped by distinct cultural and religious factors, it represents a specific set of challenges faced by this group. Stigma, attitudes toward mental health, cultural expectations, and religious considerations can all impact the experience and treatment of mood disorders in the Jewish community. Often, cultural and religious factors play a role in how mood disorders are perceived and managed. They can affect emotional well-being, relationships, and participation in community life.

Watch the videos below to gain insights from Jewish mental health professionals, therapists, and advocates. These resources offer extensive knowledge on supporting those facing mood disorders within the Jewish community, providing expert guidance and culturally sensitive approaches.

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Professionals Who Specialize in Mood Disorders

Stacey Shapiro, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

As you teach, you learn.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Moses Appel, PhD

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, Ph.D.

OCD & Anxiety Specialist

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Naomi Franklin

Therapist, LCSW-R; Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Elliott Blitenthal

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. -Carl Jung

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💪 Challenging

Dr. Chaya Rubin

Therapist, Ph.D.

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener

Mordy Lyss, LCMFT, CHT

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Therapy should not be theory-driven, but relationship-driven. - Irvin Yalom

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener

Alyssa Jaffe, LMHC, PMH-C

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

With Support, Hope and Resilience Emerge!

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Nina Kaweblum, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Penina Pultman

Psychiatric Medication Provider, DMSC, PA-C

With you every step of the way

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Moshe Norman

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 😃 Humorous

Chanan Davis, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.” - Carl Jung

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering

Mindy Friedman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

We are more awake, alive, and complex than we know.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Understanding and Supporting Mood Disorders within the Jewish Community

Mood disorders are common mental health conditions across various communities, including unique considerations faced within the Jewish community. While the broader medical understanding of mood disorders exists, the intricacies of cultural norms, religious practices, and community dynamics within the Jewish community add layers of complexity. Navigating mood disorders within the Jewish community can affect individuals of all ages and backgrounds, highlighting the need for awareness and tailored support.

Strategies for Supporting Mood Disorders in the Jewish Community

Effective support for Jewish individuals experiencing mood disorders necessitates approaches that are culturally and religiously attuned. This encompasses therapy that respects religious beliefs and cultural practices, community support networks that provide a sense of belonging and understanding, and accessible mental health resources. Tailored interventions and treatment programs are developed to address the specific facets of mood disorders within the Jewish community. It's crucial to seek professional guidance to navigate these challenges effectively, ensuring improved mental health, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. It's important to note that our professionals are experts in their fields, bringing both specialized knowledge and a deep understanding of cultural nuances to their work.

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