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Mental Well-Being Resources

We are taught that mental well-being issues are to be treated like any other illness – we must do everything we can to prevent them, strengthening our mental well-being, and responding when it occurs. The organizations and resources listed below are a sampling of those available to address mental health needs. In addition to these resources, we want to remind you that Temple’s clergy and pastoral care team are here to support you. Please reach out to Meredith Pryzant, Director of Member Support, at mpryzant@tedallas.org or 214.706.0000, ext. 122, to let us know how we can support you.  

Shine the Light: Resources

Organizations

  • Jewish Family Service provides effective, accessible, and comprehensive mental health and social support services that promote life-long self-sufficiency and well-being for the Greater Dallas community.
  • The Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens, and young adults; promote better mental health; and prevent suicide.
  • Collective Compassion, a project of Jewish Teens Thrive and The Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative, aspires to support parents and Jewish educators with skills, tools, and resources so they may build teens’ resilience and help them thrive.
     
  • The Blue Dove Foundation addresses the issues mental health and substance abuse in the Jewish community and beyond. Based in Atlanta, the Foundation works with people and organizations across the United States and around the world.
     
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of American affected by mental illness.
     
  • Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
  • The Mental Health Coalition is devoted to building a like-minded community who will work together to destigmatize all mental health conditions by changing the way people talk about, and care for, their mental health.
    • Check out the incredible How Are You, Really? Project from The Mental Health Coalition, that creates a platform for individuals to share their stories and know that no one is alone in suffering.
       
  • Yale University has created a webpage of resources devoted specifically to family resources and suggestions for coping with Coronavirus. 
     
  • The Tulane University School of Social Work provides self-care resources, including ways for individuals and families to Meditate, Get Moving, Connect, and Indulge. Additional resources are available for first responders, disaster responders, medical professionals, social workers, and other mental health providers and well as parents and teachers.

Other Resources

  • Here For Texas, the Grant Halliburton Foundation’s Mental Health Help Line helps people find care for mental health and addiction conditions. This free service is accessible Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Mental Health Navigators are trained to help callers by identifying appropriate resources and options in care to meet their needs, while also providing encouragement and emotional support. 972.525.8181
     
  • Okay to Say is an award-winning public awareness campaign, initiated by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and supported by The Hackett Center for Mental Health. Okay to Say’s message is simple: it’s okay to talk openly about mental health. Hope begins with open and honest conversations about mental health between trusted family members, friends, and other loved ones. Together, we can make sure everyone has the support they need to begin getting better.
  • The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The Conversation Project is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected.
  • EJewishPhilanthropy strives to provide sustained access to external resources, serving as an instant publishing channel highlighting the latest happenings in the world of Jewish philanthropy. We bring you original thought pieces on issues facing our community.
  • NPR’s Life Kit Podcast: How to Get Therapy When You Can’t Leave the House suggests how you can get mental health support without leaving the house during this time of pandemic.