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Surprise! Orthodox Jews welcome mental health treatment

Surprise! Orthodox Jews welcome mental health treatment

Study finds Orthodox Jews are unexpectedly receptive to mental health treatment. Now that information can be used to improve care.Op-ed.

Israel eyes emergency plan for children's mental health crisis

Israel eyes emergency plan for children's mental health crisis

Israeli Ministry of Health proposes a new program targeting the drastic rise in distress and mental health issues in children.

Whistleblower: Facebook misleading public, allowing hate speechplayer

Whistleblower: Facebook misleading the public, allowing hate speech

The whistleblower also alleged Facebook was aware its daughter company Instagram harmed teenage girls' mental health.

After mounting criticism Facebook puts Instagram Kids on hold

After mounting criticism Facebook puts Instagram Kids on hold

Social media giant shelving kids version of Instagram over concerns that social media endangers the mental health of young people.

Study: Physiological factors can predict mental health

Study: Physiological factors can predict mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

Bar-Ilan University study: Pre-pandemic physiological data can predict mental well-being during COVID-19.

Positive thinking produces the reality of Oren Zarif

Positive thinking produces the reality of Oren Zarif

Success and failure are not based on chance, but on the choices we make in our thinking.

Soviet athlete questions US gymnast's 'mental health bungle' player

Soviet athlete questions US gymnast's 'mental health bungle'

The most decorated Olympic gymnast in history acknowledges her sport has become even more draining, questions Biles' decision to drop out.

Simone Biles withdraws from Games due to 'mental health' issues

Olympic champ Simone Biles withdraws from Games due to 'mental health' issues

Widely considered the best of all times, US gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of the finals event due to 'mental health concerns.'

About Mental Heath: Hagaon Rav Asher Weiss & Dr. Jacob Freedmanplayer

Mental Heath Discussion: Hagaon Rav Asher Weiss & Dr. Jacob L. Freedman

A discussion on mental health with Hagaon Harav Asher Weiss Shlita and Dr Jacob Freedman, including directives for fasting on Tisha B'Av..

This Jewish group is helping children cope with the pandemic

This Jewish group is helping children cope with the pandemic

With kids’ mental health suffering due to pandemic, Jewish experts step up help.

'She believes that there’s no hope for good people'

Hotline volunteer: 'Caller said she believes that there’s no hope for good people'

Requests for ‘psychological first aid’ spiked in Israel during the recent conflict, suggesting possible long-term effects.

Rivlin meets mental health leaders in light of Gaza rockets

Rivlin meets mental health leaders in light of Gaza rocket attacks

President addresses residents' mental health following barrages of 4,000 rockets from Gaza.

'Meron tragedy has mental health impact across the globe'

'Meron tragedy has mental health impact across the globe'

Following Meron Tragedy, signs emerge of mental health impact in communities around the world, group warns.

How Israel can help citizens' mental health during the pandemic

How the State of Israel can help its citizens mental health during the pandemic

Israel must address the psychological needs of citizens during the pandemic in addition to economic and physical health issues. Op-ed.

'Victims quarantined with their abusers'player

'Victims are being quarantined with their abusers'

Amudim CEO tells Arutz Sheva of a surge in distress calls from abuse victims & the the initiative to offer assistance to the entire public.

'Need for mental health guidance has never been greater'

'Need for professional mental health guidance has never been greater'

New hotline will offer free and anonymous mental health support for those struggling due to abuse or coronavirus lockdowns.

What drives people to hoard toilet paper and hand sanitizer?

What drives people to hoard toilet paper and hand sanitizer?

There are steps people can take to ease some of the anxiety and give a person a better sense of being in control of this chaotic situation.

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski to speak at Mayanei Hayeshua Hospital

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski to speak at Mayanei Hayeshua Hospital

World-renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Twerski will speak on “The importance of self-esteem in mental health.”

State refuses to fund 7-year-old rape victim's therapy

State refuses to fund 7-year-old rape victim's therapy

Family of 7-year-old rape victim can't afford to pay for therapies, attorney says. Local authorities: Sessions continue as usual.

Man smashes car windows with ax in haredi city on Shabbat

Man smashes car windows with ax in haredi city on Shabbat

Mentally ill young man smashes car windows in Modi'in Illit on Shabbat; he was arrested and committed.

IDF presents program to prevent shell shock

IDF presents program to prevent shell shock

IDF implements computer program to help combat soldiers avoid shell shock.

‘Call us to find help for kids in trouble'player

‘Call us to find help for kids in trouble'

MASK founder calls on parents to let the group help them deal with drugs, alcohol, gambling, mental health problems.

Hamas doctors blame Gaza mental health problems on blockade

Hamas doctors blame Gaza mental health on blockade

Hamas medical officials blame Israeli blockade for the rising number of mental health and social behavior disorders that affect Gazans.

Tackling Mental Health, Providing a Helping Hand

Tackling Mental Health, Providing a Helping Hand

Zimra VaChessed's dedicated volunteers help sufferers and their families cope with the strain over the holiday period.