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A Reflection on Mental Health Awareness Month

By Kami Knapp
As you may have noticed, this month Ritualwell featured guest blog posts for Mental Health Awareness Month. You might wonder why an organization devoted to ritual would choose to address this topic...  more

A Place Where You Belong: Jewish Healing Circles

By Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein
The first time I participated in a prayer service in a circle I felt awkward and uncomfortable. It felt exposed—everyone could see me. For me, prayer is a private matter. Indeed, one of the ...  more

Becoming a Mental Health Advocate

By Efrem Epstein
I didn't plan to begin my journey as a mental health advocate during Mental Health Awareness Month, but that is exactly when it happened... ten years ago. In May 2006, I went through a bad emotional...  more

Dead of a Broken Heart

By Alden Solovy
There are too many unanswered questions from that night in early April, when my wife fell to her death. Did she slip? Did she jump? Did she plan her death? Did she have assistance? Imagine not...  more

How You Feeling?

By Rabbi Avram Mlotek
How are you? Three simple words used countlessly in our daily conversations. When do we feel comfortable enough, though, to reply, honestly? When do we have the time? And whom do we trust with our...  more

The Joy of Clutter

By Anna Levine
I am invincible! I am woman! Hear me roar as I chuck, heave, and unclutter my life, determined to make space—for what, I’m not sure.    more

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