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Join us November 19 for talk on recovery and stigma at Congregation Rodef Sholom

posted: Friday, October 30, 2015

Buckelew Programs is honored to participate in a four-part Mental Health Speaker Series hosted by Congregation Rodef Sholom, focusing on growing resilience, reducing stigma, embracing imperfection, and building a supportive community. The speaker series is part of the Mental Health Initiative at Congregation Rodef Sholom, and is working to end the isolation and stigma of mental illness in the Jewish community and serve as a model for faith-based organizations to address mental health issues. The Mental Health Initiative is supported by the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation.

On Thursday, November 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, representatives from Buckelew, NAMI Marin and JFCS will join Dr. Dori Hutchinson to speak to about how their respective organizations support recovery from mental illness in our community.  Dr. Hutchinson is an expert in the Recovery model and a professor in the Rehabilitation Department at Boston University. Dr. Hutchinson will speak about recovery as an empowerment process that can help rebuild important personal, social, environmental, and spiritual connections, and help confront the devastating effects of prejudice, discrimination and stigma of mental illness. 

This series is free and open to the public; RSVP to MHI@rodefsholom.org or 415-479-3441.

Click here for more information about the initiative and the full schedule of the speaker series which starts on October 22.

Join us November 19 for talk on recovery and stigma at Congregation Rodef Sholom