Mental Health
Family, ISSUE 743-625
January 10, 2019

The scarf is tied tightly around my eyes. I grope and stumble in the dark, looking for my Ima. Eventually, I catch hold of a figure. I rip the scarf from my face. But it is never Ima. It’s always one of her three faces.

Mishpacha, ISSUE 656-538
April 20, 2017

His mental health has been deteriorating for a while, as his baffled parents look on helplessly. He’s rebellious, just overcome by social anxiety and depression. What now?

Mishpacha, ISSUE 653-535
March 22, 2017

I didn’t know it at the time, but I was going through the first of several manic episodes I would experience.

Mishpacha, ISSUE 628-510
September 21, 2016

The staggering number of recent suicides among the Orthodox has pushed Dr. Michael Bunzel to create a safe environment for religious Jews to get help

Mishpacha, ISSUE 624-506
August 24, 2016

When I was learning, I was a star. But when I got into a bad rut, not only was I into bad stuff, I’d bring other guys down with me

Family, ISSUE 622-504
August 17, 2016

The devastating effects of depression reach far beyond the depressed person. How family can deal with the struggle and help a relative regain equilibrium

Family, ISSUE
May 26, 2015

We all want to be givers. But the border between healthy giving and unhealthy codependency is easily blurred. Experts define codependency and discuss the price it extracts. The first of a two-part series.

Family, ISSUE
May 19, 2015

In Part One, we introduced the concept of codependency — a dynamic in which two people are dependent on each other in unhealthy ways. Here, we examine four common codependent relationships, see how they can become established, and explore what one can do to disentangle from the clutches of codependency.

Family, ISSUE
January 13, 2015

What happens if your new baby brings you anxiety and depression, instead of joy and delight? How to recognize — and recover from — postpartum reactions.

Mishpacha, ISSUE
July 04, 2012

Rabbi Dovid Dewick is considered an expert in the baffling field of eating disorders, but his knowledge didn’t come from lecture halls or a doctoral thesis. In an unusual twist of Providence, the former manufacturer owes his current occupation to the Amshinover Rebbe, who told him, “Dovid, there isn’t a kehillah that hasn’t been affected by this, and you’re going to help them.”