Smash the Stigma! A Panel on Mental Health
5:45 – 6:15 p.m. Food before the Thought
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Food for Thought Discussions
Discussion over wine, juice, and light appetizers. Childcare available.
A panel featuring members of our community who live with a mental health condition discussing their experiences with family, work, synagogue, and more. Conditions discussed will include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use/addiction, transgender.
Pulpit Speaker: Al Levin
Major Depression: One School Administrator’s Story
During Shabbat Services, 7:30 p.m.
Al Levin is assistant principal at Linwood Monroe Elementary school. Al and his wife Jill have four children, Julia, Georgia, Isabel and Sam. His interest in learning more about and supporting others with mental illness came after facing major debilitating depression. Al is a volunteer speaker for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and co-chair of Mount Zion’s new Mental Health Task Force. He has recently launched a podcast called The Depression Files that features interviews with men from around the world who have struggled with depression.