I'm luxuriating in the peace before the return of teen son. Notice I've disguised the TV in the absence of PlayStation, FIFA 19 and ensuing shouting.
3 days ago
How is this Chabad dealing with teen suicide?
Ella Steinmetz, #CTeen director of Chabad of Sarasota, Florida, has her antennae up. She hadn’t realized how pervasive mental illness is among teens, until one she met casually mentioned that she just got out of the hospital. “You know, the Baker Act,” the teen said placidly.
The Baker Act is a Florida law that allows people who are considered a threat to themselves to be involuntarily held in a mental health treatment center for up to seventy-two hours.
“I was shaken,” Ella remembers. “She told me how her mother walked in as she was swallowing pills, intent on ending her life. And I felt terrible that I had not noticed that this teen was struggling.” The warning signs were all there, Ella says, “But I didn’t recognize them.”
Ella, who organizes programming and events for local Jewish teenagers, has since become active in bringing awareness and training to those around her. Soon after this encounter, she launched an evening of awareness called “One Thing I Wish You Knew.” .
The event, developed in conjunction with certified SafeTALK trainers Rabbi Yarden Blumstein of Chabad of West Bloomfield, Michigan and Leigh Hershkovich-Ioffe of Philadelphia, featured four teenagers who shared their journey through mental health conditions. Three hundred people turned up.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children ages 8–15, the estimate is 13%. Given that two-thirds of those affected by mental health conditions are undiagnosed or untreated, the talks inspired many teens to reach out for help.
(Full story on Lubavitch.com, link in bio.)
A while back I muraled my teen son's room. He doesn't like it, but I do. Mwah ha ha. He can always paint over it [repeat incredulous laughter] Today I'm muraling church in preparation for our kids' summer club. It's an around the world theme and my job is to create 'Africa' behind where the band and drumkit is stationed. I'm known for getting cavalier and carried away so I need to ensure I use a proper ladder rather than suspending myself between a stool and a cymbal.
4 days ago
Up early, teddy gone off with a new babysitter 🐶 - off to Loughborough today to take my son to his under 16 England 🏴 football ⚽️ camp and to also have a family day as it’s my daughters 17th birthday Tomo! Yes My kids are a day in between bdays!! 🎁Dinner & hotel booked for tonight! Full on week of celebrations. ( still got the summer cold & sniffles 🤧) #birthdays 🥳#kids #daytrip#football#teenagers#summer
#Camp z Kadrą Polski Piecioboju Nowoczesnego, w takich okolicznościach⛰, z grupą sportowców💪🏼, którzy przede wszystkim CHCĄ...- To czysta przyjemność. I ogromnie miłe doświadczenie 😍
This kid! From the looks of this 8th grade back to school pic... I get that she was a little reluctant to take a photo to begin with, but come on Kiddo... Smile!!! I love you so much and am so proud of the young lady you are! 8th f-ing grade and a month away from being a teenager 😟😲😢😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 @kaia.bradbury #backtoschool#8thgrade#lincolnmiddleschool#lms#love#teenagers#holymoly
2 days ago
Up and at ‘em early.
Turns out the hospital appointment we were told we need to go to today, then told we don’t need to go to, we really do need to go to.
Could take four hours plus an hour each way in stupid city traffic, with multiple roadworks en route. That’s my day taken care of.
On the plus side, I didn’t set an alarm, slept like a log and woke up bang on time.
I have two sock knitting projects in my bag and am wearing handmade....and can treat us to a Costa coffee at the hospital so I intend to treat it as a morning off. Especially as I’m not the one having needles stuck in me 😂
Happy Friday all- hope you get some sunshine ☀️ #teenagers#managedtowakehimbeforenoon#hesnotamorningperson
This motherhood business is hard, right? We start off dealing with the overtiredness, temper tantrums, fear of them not pooing and fussy eating. Then it’s all the worrying that they’re not developing at the same rate as their peers, maybe they’re behind on reading etc etc. Then comes the drama with school friends (does that ever go away especially with girls) not to mention the attitude, the moodiness, downright rudeness, not talking to you OR telling you way too much🤣 Then the heartbreak, exams, alcohol, drugs and oh my goodness the LETTING GO!! Don’t know about anyone else but I’m exhausted. I know it doesn’t get any easier, my mum has had to put up with a spate of most of that from me during my forties for heavens sake. 😂 I’m now not too bad on the pooing front, and not quite such a fussy eater😂
Dear middle school Sarah, .
- cut yourself some slack, not only have you joined a new school but you have moved across continents. Little do you know you will moving 8 more times to either a different state or country. . - Don’t loose your self confidence & focus because you are the minority in your class
- Don’t be embarrassed by your tan color
- Don’t take your b-ball coaches words to heart
- Don’t let boys dictate your worth
- Don’t let friends come between your family
- Don’t be fooled by the number of friends you have now. None of them will be with you in the future
- Don’t let the word “terrorist” scare you away from sharing facts about your religion
- Don’t let worldly life deceive you
#lifeaftermiddleschool does exist: I wish I could show you a glimpse of your future where:
. . - Your travels will teach you about different cultures & religions - Your move across states & countries will make you flexible and easily adaptable to difficult situations
- Tanning will be a thing and others will wish they had your tan
- You will go on to play b-ball in highschool, college and medical school. Not only that but you will go on to be a part of the Lahore’s National Womans Basketball team - Boys will come and go but only Allah knows the right person for you and he will connect you to him when you least expect it.
- Your family will be your biggest support. They will constantly have your back no matter how rough times get.
- You will learn that when choosing friends quality matters over quantity. Your real friends will reveal themselves throughout your successes & failures
- You will one day embrace the “hijab” and even a stranger will know your a Muslim! You will wear your hijab proudly and confidently as you walk down the streets and hallways of the hospital.
- You will realize the more faith you have in God, the more successful you will be in every walk of life. .
Thank you @dr.nicolebaldwin & @sportsdoctornancy for Initiating this conversation to help the tweens and youth understand that life does get better.
. “Not all storms come to disturb your life, some come to clear the path.” #knowyourworth
3 days ago
Join us Friday, Sept. 6th at 8pm
Burbank AMC 16 Theater @amctheaters
LINK IN BIO FOR TICKETS
@burbankfilmfest for more information 🎬
Photo by @zushagoldin
Jesteś już gotowy do szkoły? Jeśli nie, to nic nie szkodzi! 😉😉U nas możesz wygrać super wypasioną wyprawkę! I to nie jest koniec tych atrakcji! Do wygranej wyprawki dorzucamy... INSTAX'a w komplecie z filmem!
😎🤩 Czy też tak macie, że z każdym początkiem nowego roku szkolnego nowe zeszyty i książki motywują was do skrupulatnej nauki? 🤔🤗🙄 #nowyzeszytnowaja
Nasze produkty często wyróżniają hasła, które umieszczamy na okładkach. 😃😅
I właśnie w związku z nimi mamy dla was zadanie konkursowe:
Napisz nam, jaki wpływ mają na Ciebie motywujące hasła na naszych okładkach?🎉🎊 Jest to dla Was totalnie obojętne czy traktujecie ten zeszyt z jakimś szczególnym przesłaniem? ⭐🌟
Za swoją odpowiedzią wpisz jeszcze hasztag #backtoschool oraz oznacz swojego znajomego, którego chcesz zaprosić do konkursu! ⚡⚡⚡
☝️... i oczywiście nie zapomnij mieć polubionego naszego profilu! 🤗
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