Episode 40: A Cry for Help: Breaking the Stigma on Mental Illness

April 28th, 2023  •  1 hr 1 min  •  Download (56.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Though Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann’s son, Mint, had faced anxiety and depression before, his cry for help was as alarming as it was unexpected. The teen was thinking about ending his life. Yet by going to his parents, Mint was able, ultimately, to get the help he needed. In this expansive interview, Rabbi Herrmann shares this most personal of stories to make a larger point: there’s an ongoing stigma around mental illness. As long as the stigma pervades, people's lives are at risk.