A lifecycle event can bring change to your life along with a range of emotions and reactions with them.  It is easy to feel alone during these times, but we want you to know you are NOT alone.  Our Jewish community is rich with resources and we want to make sure you know what they are in case you need anything as you adjust to changes in your life – or the life of a loved one.


Lose a Loved One?  Jewish Family and Children Services of Chicago is an excellent resource for those who have lost a loved one. You can visit their website by clicking here for more details on accessing support in your area.

Think you might be experiencing postpartum depression?  Postpartum Support International shares various resources in the Chicago area. You may access their website by clicking here or contact them at 1-800-944-4773.

Think you might be experiencing depression?  The Chicago chapter of the National Association on Mental Illness offers help through their helpline, 1-217-522-1403, or on their website, which you can access by clicking here.

Thinking about Suicide?  Contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (24/7). You can also visit this the National Suicide Prevention Life Line to chat with someone live.


And remember, your Rabbi or Cantor are also a source of support.  Never hesitate to reach out to them.