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Sunday, April 15 • 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Jews and Anxiety - Are our people more anxious than most?

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As a Mental Health Clinician over the past 25 years, I have dealt with a lot of youth, parents and children who exhibit anxiety. Half of those years I have worked in a Jewish Day School setting. In my talk I will present the causes of anxiety and how it is treated. I will illustrate some of my techniques through personal case studies. I will then look into the ideas of suffering and neuroses as portrayed in the Yiddish language. I will then look at the role of humour in dealing with suffering as illustrated by Jewish Jokes. I will conclude with a discussion on how my Jewish clients dealt with anxiety and whether we are more prone to it than the general population.

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Marion Rom

Marion Rom is a Mental Health Care Provider who has worked with adolescents in the Mental Health Department of Children’s Hospital, specifically with Eating Disorders. Prior to that she worked as a Clinical Social Worker in the Jewish Day Schools in Cape Town South Africa, Toronto... Read More →

Sunday April 15, 2018 12:10pm - 1:10pm PDT
Room D