Posts tagged ‘depression’

These Troubled Children

Here’s a prayer for our children, youths and teens who express their pain through various forms of self-violence. Here are several related prayers: “My Child’s Self-Inflicted…

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Re’eh 5775: Cutting, A Prayer to End Self-Mutilation

Self-mutilation is as old as the Bible. That grief came to mind reading this week’s Torah portion, Re’eh. “Ye are the children of Adonai your G-d;…

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Suicide Attempt by My Spouse/Partner

This is a prayer for healing after a suicide attempt by a spouse or partner. It focuses on emotional and spiritual health, although it includes an optional section in…

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Before Calling Social Services

This is a prayer for humility before taking a difficult step: calling a social service agency to report a neighbor, family member or some other individual…

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Noach: Always this Wonder

This is a prayer that our children remember pure joy of laughter and play. It’s a prayer that we remember our own innocence and love. After…

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My Child’s Self-Inflicted Wounds

This is a difficult prayer for parents and children facing a horrible set of addictions: self-injury. This can often manifest as “cutting” or a food addiction.…

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My Depression

This is a prayer to be said by someone facing the hopelessness and debilitation of depression. According to statistics, 80 percent of people facing depression are…

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Mental Illness

Mental illness can devastate individuals and their families. This is a prayer to be said on behalf of a mentally-ill family member. It recognizes the power…

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