Twin Cities Jewish Community Annual Conference on Mental Health
We are proud to announce the 23rd Annual Twin Cities Jewish Community Mental Health Education Conference. This event has been instrumental in bringing together people of all backgrounds to reduce stigma and provide education and support around an array of mental health challenges over many years.
The conference will be in person at Temple Israel on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023 from 9am-3pm. The keynote speaker will be Sophie Riegel, a recent Duke University graduate, author, speaker, coach, and mental health advocate. She is the author of “Don’t Tell Me To Relax: One Teen’s Journey to Survive Anxiety (and How You Can, Too),” “Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life,” and “Go To Help: 31 Strategies to Offer, Ask For, and Accept Help.” She speaks all over the country to share her message about mental health and has worked with large corporations, including Netflix, Nielsen, and Audible, as well as local organizations and schools.
Breakout sessions this year will focus on youth and parents, navigating healthcare, harm reduction, aging and mental health, and LGBTQ mentorship to name a few.
All presentations from the 2022 conference are available to view at: https://www.jfcsmpls.org/mhec-home-page/
Bi-Annual Caregivers Conference: Keeping the Spirit Alive
This half day conference for caregivers and those supporting a loved one with dementia will be held in the spring of 2025.
Keeping the Spirit Alive, the conference for caregivers supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, is designed to support caregivers and let them know that they are not alone on their journey. This free conference is designed for caregivers, family members, lay leaders, clergy and professionals and provides practical approaches for caregiving, tactics to take care of the caregiver, plus educational and research updates about dementia, through a Jewish lens. The conference also provides information about community resources that are available.
JFCS in partnership with Jewish Family Service of St. Paul hosts the bi-annual conference. Look for more information in the winter of 2025.