Mental Health Awareness 101
Presented by Ruth & Norman Rales
Jewish Family Services and Boca Raton’s Promise
Sunday, January 21, 12 Noon
Levis JCC Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton
This enlightening 90-minute Mental Health Awareness session is an introduction to the most common mental illnesses a person may have. This presentation will teach you signs and symptoms to be aware of, how to speak to a person suffering, and ways to connect them to help in their community.
Admission: Free. Light refreshments. For optimal interaction, session is limited to 30 participants; MUST reserve your seat in advance by calling Jaclyn Tureff at (561) 852-3151 or email JaclynT@ralesjfs.org.
Mindful Boca 2018:
An Evening with Glennon Doyle
Presented by Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™
& Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 p.m.
Lynn University, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold
Performing Arts Center, 3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Join Glennon Doyle - #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior, an Oprah's Book Club Pick - along with Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™ founders Barb Schmidt and Michelle Maros for an empowering and insightful conversation, followed by a Q&A, on living this year to the fullest.
Admission: Open-to-the-public. Registration is required; seating is limited. $35 (general admission), $100 (priority seating). To purchase tickets, visit www.brrh.com/WIEVENTS or call 561-955-7227.
“Secret No More: A True Story of Hope
for Parents with an Addicted Child”
Featuring Author Lisa Hillman
Presented by Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services.
Sponsors include Boca Raton’s Promise.
Tuesday, January 16, 7 p.m.
Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428
During this open-to-the-public forum, Author Lisa Hillman’s book “Secret No More” shares her story of discovery, shame, denial, and finally acceptance as one mother’s ultimate struggle with her son’s addiction and how it taught her a new way to love. Lisa Hillman and her son Jacob (who lives in Ft. Lauderdale) will talk candidly together for the first time about Jacob’s opioid addiction that started in high school. Lisa discusses her personal story and her journey with a focus on giving hope to the parents and families struggling with their loved ones suffering from substance abuse addictions. Her message of hope is powerful and having her son willing to speak to a broader audience for the first time about his journey to healing will be impactful. Both Lisa and Jacob will share how parents and families can help their loved ones in these situations. Book sales and book signing to follow speaking.
Admission: Open-to-the-public, FREE. MUST pre-reserve your seat in advance online at http://ralesjfs.org/secretnomore/.
Fattitude: A Body Positive Documentary
Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker
Presented by the South Florida chapter of the International
Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) in
collaboration with Boca Raton’s Promise, The Alliance for
Eating Disorders Awareness, Center for Discovery and
Wednesday, January 17th, 6:30 PM
Dawson Theater, Boca Raton Regional Hospital,
800 Meadows Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33486
Fattitude examines how popular culture perpetuates the fat hatred and fat-shaming that results in a very real cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people who are living in fat bodies. It is the brain-child of filmmakers Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman with the goal is to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not only on issues of self-acceptance, but also on legitimate questions of systemic cultural prejudice.
Informed by a social justice background, Fattitude is very conscious and attentive to the idea that fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. The film features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, Hollywood types (directors, writers and actors) and psychologists – including the likes of Ricki Lake, Rebecca Phul, Jackson Katz, Marilyn Wann, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Jen Posner, Lindy West, Winnie Holzman, Guy Branum, Tess Holliday, Andrew Walen and others.
Admission: Open-to-the-public,FREE, Seating is limited but must pre-register. http://fattitudeboca.eventbrite.com?s=81466196
THERE IS MORE TO EXPLORE…
These events are part of TAKE 5 For You™: a collection of engaging, interactive programs and events presented to kick-start personal balance, growth and hope in the New Year.
Through a robust program series blend of art, music, comedy, literature, theater, mind/body/soul balance and spiritual enlightenment, TAKE 5 For You™ this January delivers empowering opportunities to help energize you to hit your “personal reboot” button for more self-discovery, fulfillment and enjoyment in 2018. Whether you are seeking reflection, renewal and reconnection or a bit of entertainment, laughter and fun with family and friends…it’s time you TAKE 5 For You.
Created and produced by Boca Raton’s Promise (www.bocaratonspromise.org), the series is presented in collaboration with a growing list of agencies, organizations and personal coaches, including:
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
Deborah & Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement, A Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach
Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™ Barbara Schmidt and Michelle Maros
Gallery 22, Royal Palm Place
Neurocore Brain Performance Centers
Mat Matterz, Mary Ann Morgan-Fried
EmpowHERful Voice, Suzy Garber
Sacred Treehouse, Patty Shutt, Psy. D.
The Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals(iaedp), The Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness, Center For Discovery and Carolina House.
Tues., Jan. 16 - 7:00 PM
“Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child”
Tues., Jan. 16 - 6:30 PM
Mindful Boca: An Evening with Glennon Doyle
Wed., Jan. 17 - 6 PM & 8 PM Interactive "Conversation on Canvas" Night
Wed., Jan. 17 - 6:30 PM
Fattitude: A Body Positive Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker
Thurs., Jan. 18 - 12 Noon
(re)Train Your Brain Lunch & Learn
Sat., Jan., 20 - 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From The Critical Voice Within
Sat., Jan. 20 - 1:00 PM
Meditation For Meaning:Newbies 101
Sat., Jan. 20 - 2:15 PM
Personal Visioning 101
Sat., Jan. 20 - 7:00 PM
"You've Got A Friend" Coffee House
Sun., Jan. 21 - 10:30 AM
Sun., Jan. 21 - 12 Noon
Mental Health Awareness 101
About Boca Raton’s Promise:
A non-profit organization based in Boca Raton that drives BOCA BRAVE grassroots community awareness and education initiatives to “break the silence” on mental illness by starting critical conversations at home, school, work and play. Key objectives are to help reduce the stigma that prevents children and families in crisis to seek help and gain access to much needed mental health services and treatment, raise sensitivity to those in such need, support youth-focused educational programming, provide training for and certification on first-responder mental health first aid, educate community on available resources and raise funds to maximize opportunities to ignite and sustain the vital messaging.
For more information on TAKE 5 For You™ programming and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, (561) 392-5166.
Questions or Comments? Looking forward to hearing from you!