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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


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 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

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

Carolina House.

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.




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 (, 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.


Click here for Full Guide of TAKE 5 For You™ programming.

Presented by:


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
  Altar EGO
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,, (561) 392-5166.

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