White Plains Resident Dr. Meira Orentlicher Receives American Occupational Therapy Association Accolade
Prof. Orentlicher has been lauded for her leadership in both research and clinical practice of OT, with an emphasis on life-skills training for the developmentally disabled and their families. Throughout her career, she has been a staunch advocate for...
Why do my teeth hurt every time I fly on an airplane?
We find that airplane travel can affects many parts of our body from our circulatory and respiratory systems, as well as our oral cavity. One of the most common causes of these issues is PRESSURE. The altitude at which the airplane is flying causes cabin pressure. This pressure can cause anything from mild sensitivity in our teeth to severe...
Suicide is not a word that comes across with ease.
Yet, as Shoval Gur-Aryeh, PhD, a clinical psychologist and Jewish Link columnist, explained, there are roughly one million suicide attempts a year in the United States, with one suicide happening every 12.3 minutes.
Often at funerals of shiva houses of suicide victims, we as a Jewish community mostly try to stay in a state of vagueness. We perhaps don’t make eye contact with grieving family members. We might whisper to one another, “So young,” or shake our heads and ask...
If you, a friend or family member experiences thoughts about doing self-harm, call 911 immediately, and/or use the following resources:
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI): NAMI.org or 1-800-950-NAMI
Nefesh International–The International Association of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals: nefesh.org or 201-384-0084
1-800-LIFENET, a free, confidential helpline for New York residents
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