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Understanding mental health is vital for educating, empowering, and reducing stigma as well as improving mental well-being for individuals and society.

 Dr. Noam Rudich, with dog.

War deprives women and youth of sufficient psychological therapists

 Depression in children

Depression, anxiety rates among Israeli children spike since Oct. 7 - expert

The Kfar Shaul Mental Health Center in Israel's capital of Jerusalem

Protests spark as gov't plans psychiatric hospital emergency room fees

 Brain of a child with ADHD with overall reduced volume and a proportional reduction in the left-sided prefrontal cortex.

Early humans had ADHD, scientists say after making people play game online

 Small group session led by Dr. Ronit Eilon and Dr. Naomi Baum (center) at Mishkenot.

CMBM: The US-based NGO helping treat Israelis with PTSD

 Patients receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment in Israel.

PTSD patients find relief through hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
 Prof. Mooli Lahad at a lecture in Warsaw to health professionals working with Ukrainian refugees.

Trauma specialist Mooli Lahad aids thousands of evacuees

By SHULA KOPF
 A drawing by an artist with alexithymia depicting confusion about one’s own emotions.

Alexithymia: Why many people struggle with expressing emotions

By MIRIAM ADAHAN
 Galia Sopher and her family at their home on Kibbutz Mefalsim on October 7, where they were trapped for almost 22 hours.

Trauma unveiled: Insights into Israeli society post-October 7

By Gil Lewinsky
 THERAPEUTIC ANCIENT art: Doing yoga on stand-up paddle boards during International Day of Yoga celebrations, in Lake Kinneret last June.

Six ways to remain emotionally grounded in wartime

 The funeral of IDF reservist Sergeant First Class Nicholas Berger, who was killed in the southern Gaza Strip. Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, January 24, 2024.

Nation in trauma: Israelis battle PTSD following October 7 massacre

By SHLOMO MAITAL
 Soldiers visit the site of the Supernova music festival, where photographs are displayed of the people who were killed or kidnapped during the October 7 attack by Hamas.

Israeli society traumatized since October 7, expert says

A young teenager undergoing psychological treatment

Top tips for choosing a reliable therapist for your children

By Zohar Goren Aharon , clinical social worker
 ‘PERHAPS IT’S the mourning of Miriam to which we should all aspire.’

How do you cope with loss? New US study sheds light

 Therapy illustration

IDF mental health chief says thousands of soldiers to suffer PTSD

By Hadar Cohen
 The MindTension device

Israeli firm to start trials for mental health diagnostic device

By GALIA KUT , HEIDI ZAIDEL
 View of a new Intensive care unit built in the underground parking lot of the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital, in Jerusalem, October 25, 2023.

Hadassah Medical Organization grapples with hundreds of wounded and a country with PTSD

By FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE
 Illustrative photo created by Prof. Knafo using DALE E.

New Israeli study find potential neurological cause of anxiety disorders

 POUR YOURSELF a cup of coffee (or tea) and get the week going.

Israel-Hamas War: The psychological benefits of keeping a routine

People crying and hugging with the Israeli flag in the background

Mental health in Israel: One in three may suffer post-trauma disorders

 Children paint as a means to express their feelings during wartime

Amid Israel-Hamas war, youth turn to art for therapeutic help

By ARNIE DRAIMAN
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