Let’s work together to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.

1 in 5 Americans live with a Mental Health condition.
You are not alone.
“You Are Not Your Mental Illness. Your Struggles Do Not Define You”

More than 3 million people across the United States have been trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Mental Health First Aiders are anyone who wants to make their community healthier, happier and safer for all.

Mental Illness

All behaviors & non behaviors have reasons and the majority of the time the reasons are different than the reasons you thought. The reasons make sense to the other person although they may not have produced the result that they wanted. Ask questions. Be patient. No judgments.

Mental illnesses are disorders that affect a person’s thinking, mood, and/or behavior —and they can range from mild to severe.

Mental Health illness is on the rise in every age group and every community. According to the National Institute on Mental Health, nearly one-in-five adults live with a mental illness. With early and consistent treatment, people with serious mental illnesses can manage their conditions, overcome challenges, and lead meaningful, productive lives.

The world is experiencing a global mental health crisis. People across the age span need help.

What is MHAT?

The Marion and Aaron Gural JCC is the proud recipient of a Mental Health Awareness Training grant and it is our mission to get the word out about mental health illness and suicide prevention and to train as many lay and professional people as possible, in small groups, to teach attendees how to recognize signs of mental health illness and distress, to understand the steps that need to be taken to address these warning signs, to offer support and to be the link to getting them help. The training is only about an hour and is impactful and effective. There is no fee but registration is required.

Upcoming MHAT Courses

Two separate sessions to choose from:
Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm OR Wednesday, June 26 at 3:00 pm

at the Gural JCC (207 Grove Ave, Cedarhurst)

To RSVP contact Rachayle Deutsch: rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org | (516)569-6733 ext. 222

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QPR: Question. Persuade. Refer.

The QPR Mission

The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

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