JF&CS launches pilot program of ‘Conversation Project’. The Jewish Light’s Nov. 28 article “Having Dinner, Talking Death”(part of Editor Ellen Futterman’s News & Schmooze column) informs readers about the Conversation Project, a national initiative encouraging individuals to speak with their loved ones about their goals for end-of-life care. We are so pleased the Light is spreading the word about this critical issue, … Continued
We are in the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic that, according to the CDC, is taking an average of 115 lives every day. There are 20.1 million Americans 12 or older who live with a substance use disorder, amounting to 1 person in 12 living with addiction, according to the 2016 National Survey on … Continued
In March, JF&CS began its Jewish Disability Care Connect program for people of all ages with physical or intellectual disabilities. The initiative comes in response to what JF&CS determined was a void in adequate care for local Jews with disabilities. Jewish Federation of St. Louis has provided an initial $70,000 grant for the program. The … Continued
“Trying to build and maintain that connection is an issue for many caregivers and loved ones of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia as they work to interact in ways that enrich the lives of both the patient and the family member alike…That’s one of the messages behind an event set … Continued
There’s one issue affecting 20% of Americans that has been largely left out of the conversation – healthcare access for individuals with disabilities.
JF&CS’ Safe Surf Program Aims To Provide Cyberbullying Solution Before It Starts (ST. LOUIS, MO /October XX, 2017) – October is Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month and although traditional face-to-face bullying has been gradually decreasing, a newer and more devastating trend has taken its place in full force: cyberbullying. In 2015, a study found that … Continued
Dear JF&CS Therapy Team, My friends and I were talking about all of the focus in the media about mental illness and wondered…..rather than focusing on mental illness….what if the media focused on mental health. That discussion led us to a question….are there really ways for a person to increase their mental health? Signed Inquiring … Continued
February “What’s On Your Mind” article published on Jewish In St. Louis website. How can I increase my mental health? Dear JF&CS Therapy Team, My friends and I were talking about all of the focus in the media about mental illness and wonderedâ€¦..rather than focusing on mental illnessâ€¦.what if the media focused on mental health. … Continued