Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Sacred Approaches to Mental Health Issues


Rabbi Richard Address


Spring 2015

Project Period

FY 2015-2016

Event Sponsor

University of Maine Department of Judaic Studies

Project Abstract/ Summary

The Judaic Studies Program at the University of Maine has invited Rabbi Richard Address, Founder and Director of to campus in October 2015 to deliver a presentation entitled "Sacred Approaches to Mental Health Issues." Using Jewish tradition as a starting point, this lecture offers ways of thinking about mental illness and examines how the sacred impacts our understanding and approaches to it. Specifically, the program will "explore the traditional definitions of a person dealing with mental illness, trace the diagnostic approach that tradition gives us and examine how the sources can inform us in dealing with current situations" (