SAN ANTONIO – Do you know someone that could use mental health counseling?
One in five adults experience mental health illness each year, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
Fighting the stigma is hard and there’s an organization committed to help.
Since 1973, Jewish Family Service of San Antonio has provided affordable services such as mental health counseling.
Jewish Family Service (JFS) provides affordable mental health counseling and psychiatry, serves children, adults, families, couples, victims of crimes, group therapy classes, such as anger management, social and senior services, case management for seniors and their families, therapy specific for seniors, such as art or animal therapy and advocacy to local, state and national officials for the need of mental health and social services.
The services are available to all, regardless of age, race, faith, sexual orientation, or economic status.
“In the past year, through our work with the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative and partnering with the Spurs organization on their inaugural Mental Health Awareness Night, I’ve seen a shift in our community needing/wanting more open dialogue about mental health,” said Talli Dolge, CEO of Jewish Family Service of San Antonio. “People crave it. They want it. One of the many ways JFS could be of service to the greater San Antonio community is to provide more educational opportunities in relation to the subjects of mental health and wellness. Education outside of your typical counseling session.”
JFS also offers free seminars such as Silver Solutions and for grandparents raising grandchildren. The Silver Solutions event is a free, one-day seminar for seniors to get resources for living long and aging strong.