By Heidi Fisher I came across a quote that I can’t stop thinking about. “The reason why we struggle is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” Steven Furtick When life gets too hectic and chatting on the phone or visiting in person takes too…Read More
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Re-post from 9-26-2017 By Joan Grayson Cohen, Esq., LCSW-C One of the most quoted teachings in the Torah is: “You shall not take revenge and you shall not bear a grudge against the members of your people; you shall love your fellow as yourself.” (Leviticus 19:18). So if we are…Read More
Originally posted July 19, 2019 on ifIknew.org, a JCS wellness initiative for young adults. By: Anonymous Yesterday, I got a call from my Dad’s case manager. When I saw the number pop up on my screen, my heart dropped. Had he relapsed? Was something wrong? Did he have to leave…Read More
(Repost September 2018) This is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide rates in the U.S. have increased by 25% over the past 2 decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death. As part of an on-going conversation about…Read More
By Emalee Rodriguez In the movie Slumdog Millionaire, the main character, after spending most of his life in the slums of India, finds himself able to answer every question correctly on a prestigious game show, leading him to win millions and go from rags to riches overnight. The purpose of…Read More
Are you a caregiver? Many people don’t realize that they are caregivers. This video offers helpful self-care tips for those of you who are tending to aging loved ones. JCS offers monthly support groups for caregivers of Dementia patients and Parkinson’s patients.
By Robyn Geller When Jon Davidov volunteered for a phone-a-thon to benefit The Associated back in 1998, he could barely hear the ringing of the telephones over the pitter patter of his heart. It was there he had the good fortune of sitting beside Robin, the young woman who, two…Read More