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Jewish Mental Health and Stigma Talk and Discussion (digital)

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December 9, 2021


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm



Mental Health Study

The congregation is invited to come join Dr. Robin Gearing and Limor Smith, MSW as they discuss results of the Houston Jewish Mental Health study.

This study that occurred prior to the COVID-19 pandemic includes data which was collected at Congregation Emanu El as well as other institutions and organizations within the Houston Jewish community.

Our discussion will be led by Dr. Gearing, a professor at the Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) at the University of Houston whose work specializes in areas of mental health including treatment engagement, adolescents, and suicide. Dr. Gearing is the director of the Mental Health Research Innovation Treatment Engagement Service (MH-RITES) center.

As part of the center, the Mental Health Access Program has been gathering data in various countries including China and Mexico to study mental health attitudes, perceptions and stigma.

Currently, Dr. Gearing and his research team are beginning a large study on mental health stigma in Israel in collaboration with the University of Haifa. Limor Smith is a doctoral student at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston who is interested in self-stigma, the internalization of the public stigma of mental illness.

To take part in this Zoom event, please register online by visiting our web calendar at emanuelhouston.org. The Zoom information will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.