Mental Health Matters!

The leadership of the Charlotte Jewish community, comprised of may agencies and organizations, is committed to your mental well-being. It is our goal to ensure that everyone in our community who is facing a mental health challenge is aware of the resources and supports available that can meet and respond to an individual’s needs. If you are in crisis or at risk of hurting yourself or someone else, please call 911, now.

As part of our Mental Health Initiative, we are developing an assortment of learning opportunities for teens, adults and professionals alike, addressing the impact that mental health has on our day to day lives, our families, our children and our youth. These formal and informal trainings and discussions are designed to raise awareness. We want everyone to know it’s “ok” to talk about any mental health situation.

This page is dedicated to supporting your mental well-being and while it will continue to evolve, we have provided some basic links and hotline phone numbers in case you are in need. It is our hope that you begin to recognize the importance of taking care of your mental health just as you would care for your physical and spiritual health.

Did you know that:

  • • Only 41% of the adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year?
  • • Half of all chronic mental illnesses begins by age 14?
  • • Each day an estimated 18-22% of veteran’s die by suicide?

Do you or anyone you know suffer from:

  • • Excessive worrying or fear?
  • • Feeling excessively sad or low?
  • • Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning?
  • • Extreme mood changes, feelings of irritability or anger?
  • • Avoiding friends and social activities?
  • • Changes in sleeping habits or feeling tired and low energy?
  • • Thoughts of suicide?
  • • An intense fear of weight gain or concern with appearance?

Mental health conditions can start to develop in young children. Symptoms in children are typically behavioral in nature and may include:

  • • Changes in school performance
  • • Excessive worry or anxiety, for instance fighting to avoid bed or school
  • • Hyperactive behavior
  • • Frequent nightmares
  • • Frequent disobedience or aggression
  • • Frequent temper tantrums
  • • Unusual concern for what other people think

 

Please check back from time to time to see what’s new on this page. Remember, “it’s ok” to reach out for help!