May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
As many of you may know, Sandy Hammer, Co-founder, and CMO of Allseated, tragically lost her 18-year-old niece, Gila, who died by suicide about five months ago. Consequently, the family has been struggling with so many challenges and pondering so many questions. Gila’s father, Rabbi Shalom Hammer, serves as a senior lecturer in the Jewish Identity Branch of the Israel Defense Forces – has authored five books and is a lecturer for communities worldwide, to all ages, cultures, and nationalities. He has now taken on a mission to bring awareness regarding the stigmas of mental health and the frightening prevalence of suicide in all societies. Through the awakening of this devastating tragedy, he has begun to passionately speak about the stigmas and lack of awareness regarding mental illness and suicide.
Sandy has been privileged to partake in many of Rabbi Hammer’s dynamic, informative and inspiring talks and has asked him to share his words, experiences, and inspiration with our community — not from a religious standpoint — but from the perspective of a parent who has to confront the loss of a child to suicide day in and day out. Given the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are all struggling in one way or another. We need to gain valuable insight, stay informed, and unite in order to perpetuate a brighter future.
There are many themes to address; we want to systematically cover as many topics as possible. In order to do so in an orderly fashion, we ask that you send in questions ahead of time by May 17th.
The Webinar will on Thursday, May 21st at 12:00 PM (EST). Please send in your questions to Sandy@allseated.com.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to remove stigmas and attain wellness. Nearly 450 million people worldwide are currently living with a mental illness, yet nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental illness never seek treatment. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States – A greater percentage of youth aged 13-18 (21 percent) suffers a severe mental health disorder at some point during their lifetime.