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REAL Mental Health Initiative (MHI)

Ongoing Support Groups (More to be announced shortly for the 2023-24 season)

REAL Parent Support - Virtual
First Tuesdays, 7-9pm 
Are you a parent of someone who has mental health challenges, is struggling on the way to independent adulthood, or is dealing with other challenges with which you would like support? REAL Parent Support is a monthly group for parents of teens, young adults, and adult children of all ages who struggle. Join us to connect, support each other, and share strategies for self-care. Email to receive the Zoom link.

REAL Support for Parents of Gender Expansive Kids 
- In Person
Meeting: Select Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm 
Osher Marin JCC 
Whether you are just at the beginning or have been navigating your child's gender expansive journey for years, we invite you to attend this bi-monthly group to connect and share with other parents. This group focuses on the parent experience, rather than the child experience, and holds space for parents at ANY STAGE of the journey. This is an intimate group setting where your questions, fears, feelings, setbacks and triumphs are welcomed. 
Facilitated by JoAnne Forman, LMFT, adolescent therapist and the REAL Mental Health Initiative Program Coordinator.  RSVP to

Rodef Sholom's REAL Mental Health Initiative (MHI) will announce the 2023-24 program season shortly, with lectures and conversations from thought-leaders, support groups, and much more. 


Emergency Resources
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 988. The Marin County Crisis Stabilization Unit can be reached at (415) 473-6666.

The REAL Mental Health Initiative is made possible by a grant from the Laszlo N. Tauber

 Family Foundation




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