Where stigma ends and support begins

Our Mission

We are a 501c3 recognized charity dedicated to decreasing the stigma surrounding mental illness through conversation and education, while providing a safe place for those affected to seek support and advice.

Why Now

The status quo is unacceptable. 40% of people will have a diagnosable mental health disorder in their lifetime. 20% in any given year. Essentially everyone has family or a friend affected. According to the NIMH up to 50% of these people are untreated leading to higher morbidity and mortality. Too many people with mental illness are silent because they are afraid of their reputations in "the community". Too many mothers suffer because talking to someone might ruin their child's chances of making good friends, getting into the right schools, and finding a spouse. Kids and teens are starving and cutting themselves; feeling hopeless and with nowhere to turn due to lack of support and education.

How We Will Accomplish Our Mission

We will eradicate the stigma by giving a voice to those who are afraid to speak, pledging our support for one another, and using the support room to share experiences and advice.


We will further our mission and reach into the community by hosting live conversations, running creative competitions and sending our curricula and speakers into schools, synagogues, and other venues.

Our Hopes

In the Jewish community, those who suffer from mental illness face unique challenges and find it particularly difficult to confront the stigma and find confidants or professionals who understand their unique values and way of life. Whether you personally have a mental illness, have a relationship with someone who does, or want to be an educated and informed member of your greater community, we hope this website will be the source of guidance, inspiration, and support that is so desperately needed.

Our Team

Board of Directors


Ariel Mintz, MD

Chairman of the Board

Nathan Gilson

Vice Chair and Treasurer


Avi Gordon



Administrative Board


Ariel Mintz, MD

Executive Director

Avi Gordon

Director of Operations



Etan Neiman



Talia Korn

Head of Social Media


Moshe Winograd, PhD

Head of Engagement


Chaim Ancier, MSW, LICSW

Head of Marketing



Devorah Waters, LGSW

Clinical Content Editor


Netanel Paley

Head of Creative Contest

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Tamar Lakritz

Media Content Intern

Advisory Board


Avital Mintz

Relationship Advisor

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Stephen Glicksman, PhD

Intellectual Disabilities Advisor

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David Pelcovitz, PhD

Psychology Advisor

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Hannah Goldberg, NP

Child Mental Health Advisor



Dani Bauer

Marriage Advisor


Andrew Waters, LADC

Addiction Advisor


Dovid Zirkind

Jewish Content Advisor



Dovid Fredman, MFT, M.Ed

Marriage Advisor