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  • The Taboo of Mental Illness.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 30, 2014 | 5:20 pm

    I received a panic call from Jim, who had been a patient for over ten years.  His five year old daughter had passed out.  Amanda was rushed to the ICU for new onset diabetes.  After stabilization, she was transferred by helicopter to a university hospital for an insulin pump...

  • Synagogues slowly expanding inclusion to those with emotional, mental disabilities

    April 30, 2012 | 10:34 am

    On a recent Sunday, Ayla Watson celebrated her bat mitzvah.

    Ayla, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other behavioral difficulties, ascended the bimah and recited the Torah reading for Rosh Chodesh, the new month. The service culminated a year of thrice-weekly...