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Mental Health

Mental Health

Why is it so hard to feel good? Since Adam and Eve, we humans have pained to know ourselves, to make sense of what happens inside our heads, and to understand why some things feel too hard to fix. How that intersects with family, society, religion, and God generates a more complicated landscape. This month, we are exploring mental health and our inner lives.

Central Questions:

  • The State of Ourselves: How do we evaluate our mental health, and how can we better it?
  • Mental and Religious Health: Does mental health complement, contradict, or complicate religious living?
  • The Human Experience:  Why, despite all humanity has done, does it still feel so hard to get life “right”?


In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, David Bashevkin opens up about his mental health journey.
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Yakov Danishefsky—a rabbi, author and licensed social worker—about our relationships and our mental health.44
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Yoni Rosensweig, rabbi of the Netzah Menashe community in Beit Shemesh, about the intersection between mental health and halacha.
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Regine Galanti—a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety, OCD, and behavior problems in children, teens, and adults—about mental health treatment among today's Jewish families.
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we wrap up our mental health series by talking to Dr. Yael Muskat, director of Yeshiva University’s Counseling Center, and her longtime colleague Dr. Martin Galla about the mental health challenges at the forefront of early adulthood.