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May 2020
Welcome to May! Mental Health Awareness Month begins today, and not a moment too soon . Mental Health means different things to many people. For some, it means continuing to do healthy things in their life to maintain good mental health, for others it may mean the need to know a lifeline or hotline number in case they need it.
 
In this edition, we've tried to provide something for everyone...
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
During the month of May, you are likely to see an increased amount of information related to Mental Health advertised through many forms of media. Though Mental Health Awareness is crucial all year long, May has been designated as a time to give extra attention to a critical issue, even more so during this Covid-19 pandemic. Read the full article from one of our own, Teresa Drelicharz
Some Good News!
John Krasinski highlights some good news around the world and brings in his friends Guy Fieri, Martha Stewart, David Chang, and Stanley Tucci for an SGN potluck.

How to keep coronavirus fears from affecting your mental health:
Here are some methods  to help you face the emotional challenges of this pandemic in the healthiest way possible.
Rabbi B's & JFS: C-Change Video Series
In this video Rabbi B continues to discuss a more meaningful, proactive and powerful stance in life when darkness, like coronavirus, descends in our lives. We are here to be godlike and transform darkness through discovering sparks of possibility, potential, beauty and blessing - not in spite of the darkness, but because of it.

Follow the video series around creating a C-Change : Changing The Coronavirus Conversation through Courage, Compassion, Commitment, Conviction, and Community. Rabbi B will be a guest speaker for JFS in late June (pending the end to our societal Quarantine). Watch previous Rabbi B's videos
Suicide Prevention
People are being impacted in many ways during this pandemic, some even multiple ways, which can feel overwhelming. What JFS wants to remind everyone is that there is SUPPORT, there is HOPE, there are RESOURCES. We hope you can find the strength to wait another day. Let someone help you think it through and identify your options, MAKE THAT CALL FOR HELP!

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK or text TALK to 741741
Upcoming Virtual Events:
May 3rd – Talk Save Lives – For Seniors
May 9th – Talk Saves Lives
For more information & to register go to: afsp.org/nebraska
Its okay to ask for help...

Have you heard about our Virtual Counseling program? Talk to a licensed therapist from home, using any mobile device, it's THAT easy!
You don't have to suffer alone. Talk to us.
Please call our office at 402-330-2024 to make an appointment.

Omaha Gives! Schedule your donation today!
JFS needs your support on May 20th.

As JFS suspended this year's annual FRIENDS campaign to direct donations to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, we want to ask for your support for ONE DAY during Omaha Gives on May 20. All proceeds will go towards funding our year-round programming and everyday operations .


To ensure your gift is designated to JFS, give through one of our Cheer Pages* you can find on the Jewish Federation of Omaha profile.
* If you would be interesting in creating a cheer page to support us, please email Karen Gustafson at kgustafson@jfsomaha.com
JFS IN NUMBERS
  • Our therapists have conducted over 100 virtual sessions since the campus closed, with 60% of our new clients being from the Jewish Community, and 20% being campus employees + relatives (EAP).

  • We served 62 families in need for a total of $7,062, helping them have food on their table, pay their rent and other timely bills.
Jewish Family Service is here for you!
If you have assistance needs, please call our MAIN LINE at 402-330-2024 during the allocated times ( Monday to Thursday, 9am to noon ) for us to be able to serve you.
Yachad Gazette
Quarantine Edition 4-27-20
The Yachad members usually meets several times a month for a variety of spiritual, social and creative events. Due to the COVID-19 crisis they have not been able to meet. Group leaders Joyce Ryan and Paula Watson asked the Yachad members how they have been spending their time these past few weeks. Click here to read what they said in the Yachad Gazette.
Jill and Lisa Salomon having a tea party on the patio!
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