Chazkeinu

 

The stigma stops here.

Providing Chizuk – Strength, to all Jewish Women Coping with Mental Illness.

 

Join Support: Find out about our weekly support calls

Partner Program

A way to connect with another member for mutual encouragement throughout the week.

Contact List (to be shared with members)

Creating a sense of community – A chance to send or receive support calls/emails to and from fellow members.

Share Your Story

Share your story with us in writing or on a scheduled phone meeting.

Chazkeinu Davening/Prayer Group

“One who prays on behalf of his friend and is in similar straits, is answered first.”

Online Forum

A community where people can connect with others through our Free Forum website.

Email List

Subscribe to our email list for call reminders, inspiring articles and member submissions.

Brochure

Our story, our programs and a look ahead.

Empowered

A Chazkeinu non-emergency support hotline.

Suggestion Box

Chazkeinu members are the most important part of Chazkeinu. We would like to hear from you!

Letter from the Founder

It is with great excitement and deepest gratitude that I welcome you to Chazkeinu. I always dreamed of connecting all Jewish women around the world who share common struggles that are often kept quiet. We all deserve to find a safe and anonymous place where we can empathize and strengthen each other. This dream has become a reality as hundreds of Chazkeinu members spanning the entire world have come together to fight the stigma and strengthen each other. Many have shared that Chazkeinu has changed their life and are now free of the shame that comes with mental illness.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with all that Chazkeinu has to offer, of course all at your own pace and what speaks to you. The most important thing is to give yourself the credit you deserve every time you take a step towards inner healing and growth.

Please know that you are not alone. We are here for you! Please reach out to us anytime.

With deepest admiration and best wishes,

Zahava

Chazkeinu Founder

Torah Treasures

by Rabbi Yisroel Grossberg Chazkeinu Rabbinic Adviser

What is going on with my mother?

This book, What is going on with my mother? was written by a Chazkeinu member and inspired by Chazkeinu. It can be ordered here from Feldheim. It is a book explaining in clear English what depression can do to a person and how the children are not to blame. It is a book for kids but can be for adults as well to explain what is going on with them to others.

chazkeinulogo  is a proud project of  shabbat-logo

Chazkeinu provides chizuk – strength
to all Jewish women coping with mental illness.

Empathetic support and positive connections

Chazkeinu promotes empathetic support and positive connections amongst those coping with their own mental illness, or that of a loved one, to help each other feel safe, understood and uplifted amidst their struggles. Chazkeinu offers a variety of programs, projects, and networks that cater to the mental health needs of each individual. We have two weekly phone meetings scheduled to accommodate those both in and out of the U.S..

Strengthen ourselves by strengthening others

At Chazkeinu we “strengthen ourselves by strengthening others.” We connect with others who are going through similar challenges and try to remove the isolation that comes along with mental illness.  We share our experience, strength and hope with others who are struggling or maintaining. We do our part to lessen the stigma of mental illness. At Chazkeinu we believe that mental illness is just like any other sickness, and deserves to be treated as such. We provide a network for those who are struggling and help loved ones of those who are sick.

Chazkeinu Mental Health Support Phone Meetings

About our Phone Meetings

Chazkeinu meetings offer a speaker who shares her personal story on the line, as well as women with family members or friends with mental illness who share their experience. We also hear from mental health professionals and Rabbanim who share encouragement with the group. The line is open to all callers to share what resonated with them from what the speaker spoke about. We include question and answers, and an option to add “call comments” via email. The phone meetings are positive and inspiring, and all in a safe and anonymous environment. Monday and Wednesday phone meetings feature speakers, discussion meetings, and panels on a variety of topics that apply to our members.

Join Us

Mondays at 9:00pm EST and
Wednesdays at 1:00pm EST
(We welcome all Chazkeinu sisters from around the world)

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Join our Partner Program

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“One who prays on behalf of his friend and is in a similar struggle, he is answered first!”

In order to connect spiritually, this list of names is sent out biweekly to include in your prayers as you choose.

Join our Davening/Prayer Group

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Join our Contact List (to be shared with members)

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    By submitting this form, you agree to be added to our contact list which can be used for making and receiving support calls and/or emails from other members. The list will be sent out on a bimonthly basis.

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For more information:

Phone: 314-346-7414

Email: info@chazkeinu.org

Address: 2832 W. Touhy Chicago, IL 60645

Contact Us

While all members have the option to remain anonymous, we would appreciate if you can tell us a little bit about yourself and how you feel Chazkeinu can benefit you. This will help us ensure that Chazkeinu is the best fit for you. Chazkeinu welcomes and caters to all Jewish women and their female family members who are struggling with mental health challenges.

How to Register for the Forum: 

To get started, register for an account here: chazkeinu.freeforums.net

1) They will ask for an email address. (You can create a new anonymous email address if you’d like. You will be able to restrict your email visibility to others in your settings later.) You also create a password.

2) It asks for your name as well as an username. No one will see your username, only your “name” that you create will be visible to the group.

3) You will be asked to call in to Chazkeinu’s anonymous phone line, 413-4- CHIZUK to verify your female status, as we have had trouble with men gaining access in the past. This is for our safety.

4) Once approved (please give us up to 24 hours), you can activate your account using the activation key you have received from freeforums.net

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Join our Email List

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    By submitting this form, you agree to be added to our email list which can be used for receiving reminders, articles and submissions via email. The list will be sent out three times a week.

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Suggestion Box

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Volunteer with Us

  • As we see, the more we give, the more we can benefit from Chazkeinu. Your contribution to our community will help us all grow!