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Posts Tagged ‘Support’

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In Their Own Words

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Essays from local teens dealing with mental health challenges. Teens involved in UMatter at the Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield periodically submit essays to the organization’s website that deal with their own personal struggles with mental health. Friendship Circle is sharing these anonymous essays with the JN.…

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12 Steps On The Spiritual Path

High Holidays provide inspiration for recovering addicts. The High Holiday season has a special meaning for most Jews, regardless of their level of observance. For those who are recovering from addiction, these holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, have a distinct significance. The 12 Steps, which serve as the guiding tenets of recovery…

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Learning About Judaism: Six Degrees of Separation

We’ve started the conversion process and are several weeks in at this point. And, as it turns out, there are connections everywhere. [similar id=43974 type=all] We were out to dinner with my fiancé’s family to celebrate his grandmother’s 90th birthday and they were asking about the conversion process. We were talking, and my fiancé’s cousin…

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In Their Own Words

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Teens share their stories of dealing with mental health challenges. Battling With Your Brain My brain is a bully. You are ugly. You suck. You will never be good enough. You are a failure. You are a disappointment. You have no talents. You have no skill.…

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Freedom to Hate

I am only 25-years-old and have already witnessed a lot of hatred and intolerance in my life. As a byproduct of living in a technology-driven society, this hatred has consumed social media websites and even surpasses the hatred I’ve observed during my military service in Israel. Unlike witnessing hatred directly with acts of aggression or…

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