A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Mental illness, developmental disabilities are topics that aren’t going away any time soon

By Ellen Futterman, Editor June 27, 2012

Since the beginning of the month, the Jewish Light’s “Can We Talk?” quarterly series has focused on mental illness and developmental disabilities in the local Jewish community. In addition to weekly stories, the Light, in collaboration with the...

Parents ponder difficult choices as their mentally ill children enter adulthood

By Ellen Futterman, Editor June 20, 2012

No one knows what the future holds, but it’s especially concerning among parents in the Jewish community who have children living with a mental illness, many of whom are in their thirties, forties, even fifties. That’s because aging parents aren’t...

Mental health is a Jewish issue

By Hillel Abramson, Ph.D June 6, 2012

I was pleased to learn that part of the current installment of Can We Talk? is centered on the mental health needs of our Jewish community and how we can best address them.  As a psychologist in private practice, I sense a professional calling and feel...

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