Mental Health Let’s Talk About It Goals and Overview

The Jewish Family Service Mental Health Programs Department is proud to lead the conversation about mental health and wellbeing in our community. We are among the many voices speaking openly about your mind and your mental health so that the stigma of seeking care for yourself, your family, and friends will finally end.

Our comprehensive mental health services cover the continuum of care from prevention to treatment to aftercare and are available to every person in the Houston Jewish community and our surrounding counties. We offer evidence-based prevention programs including Mental Health First Aid, Touching the Heart, and Sources of Strength. We provide speakers to educate your employees or train at your school or organization on a wide range of mental health topics including Self-Care as a Protective Factor in Suicide Prevention, Signs & Symptoms of Substance Misuse, Adolescent Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal Ideation, Support for Grieving Children & Adolescents, Post-Partum Depression and Faith and Mental Health.

Our treatment initiatives include crisis services, Suicide Prevention & Protocol Trainings, extensive Support Group offerings, ongoing individual, couple and family therapy and a weekly editorial Be Well column that addresses timely mental health topics.

Our aftercare services are offered with the utmost confidentiality and sensitivity to your emotional needs. JFS Mental Health clinicians and staff are here for you in the event of a mental health fatality whether a death by suicide, overdose or other accident.  We are available to meet with you or your family and friends from the moment a tragedy takes place and throughout the first year of grief and bereavement.  We offer ongoing grief counseling as well as support groups and we authored a bereavement guide specifically for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, overdose or other mental health fatality.

Bright Stars was created with emotional sensitivity and tenderness as an annual Memorial Service for those who have lost a loved one, friend or colleague to suicide, overdose or mental health fatality. Honoring loved ones during the Jewish season of light, Hanukkah, allows those who remember to capture and share stories of their loved one before illness dimmed their Bright Star.

Jewish Family Service Houston Mental Health Programs is on the forefront of comprehensive mental health program offerings.

We are here to listen and we are here to respond to you.

At all times, we are here for you.  Allow us to support your mental health and wellbeing.

For more information, contact Linda Burger, MSSW llburger@jfshouston.org at 281-236-6849
or Laurie Morgan Silver, LCSW at
lsilver@jfshouston.org, 713-542-5544