Beit R'fuah Support Group -- Potluck Dinner and Screening of No Letting Go
Our February meeting will begin with our usual potluck dinner and socializing to be followed by group sharing. For the potluck dinner, please bring healthful vegetarian dishes or salads and fruit for dessert. (Kashrut information: please note that Beth Am serves food "kosher style," which means no pork or shellfish and we do not serve milk and meat in the same dish, such as meat and cheese lasagna. Thank you for observing in this way.)
No Letting Go is a powerful film and true life story about a young boy who suffers from a debilitating mental illness. His family struggles with him and family life begins to unravel. His mother is determined to get help for her son and risk everything to keep the family together. The film highlights the importance of early intervention and treatment of mental illness. One in five people experience a mental health crisis, and some are not diagnosed for years as the illness progresses. The film depicts what families go through, and suggests that the outcome can be an opportunity for family growth and deeper connection.
Beit R'fuah, House of Healing, welcomes all -- Beth Am members or not, Jewish or not -- who are coping with mental illness themselves or who provide support for family and friends who are dealing with mental illness. For more information, email Mental Health.