SO HEALTHY TOGETHER
A Valley Beth Shalom Initiative for Mental Health and Wellness
In fall 2018, VBS launched a community initiative addressing issues that are becoming more public and prevalent surrounding Mental Health and Wellness. Mental illness affects one out of every five adults in the United States. About 16 million adults suffer from depression and 42 million live with various anxiety disorders. We at Valley Beth Shalom are touched by this disease as well. That is why we launched our "So Healthy Together: A Community Response to Mental Health & Suicide Prevention" initiative - to address the causes of mental illness and to form a strong VBS community to give support and healing to those who are in need.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our launch event on September 30, 2018 where we hosted a panel of prestigious doctors and volunteers joined us from organizations including Didi Hirsch, Teen Line, Children's Hospital, NAMI, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center and The VBS Counseling Center.
Following our series launch are breakout events curated for different demographics within the community will take place throughout the year. Sessions are free and open to the community. Please check our events listed below and join us!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020
7-8:30PM An Evening with Guest Speaker DAVE MOCHEL
Author and Expert on the Science and Practice of Mindfulness, Well Being, Leadership & Culture
Learn how to find meaning, purpose, connection, and joy in the midst of the inevitable discomfort that comes with being human.
This event is geared toward parents, educators, healthcare professionals, community leaders, millennials and teens. Free and open to the community.
SPECIAL VIP SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOLLOWING THE DISCUSSION
8:30-9:30PM Meet and Greet Dessert Reception and Book Signing with Dave Mochel, “Good Life Practice”
RSVPs and VIP Sponsorships requested by February 18 at vbs.org/ourspacela
View our Counseling Center video!
Visit the VBS Counseling Center website
Provided by Marissa Leitner, Director of Student Support Services at VBSDS:
- Child Mind Institute: What To Do and Not Do When Children Are Anxious
- Child Mind Institute: What is Social Anxiety?
- Wall Street Journal: The Right Way for Parents to Help Anxious Children
- The Atlantic: All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids are More Anxious and Depressed
- Go Zen: 72 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child
- What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner
- Month of Mindfulness: 4-Week Presence-Awareness Challenge