YT Receives  Cultural Competence Award

On Friday, May 5th, Yesh Tikvah was presented with the “Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award” at the NAMI Cleveland annual conference. NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) is one of the nation’s leading voices in advocacy on mentalhealth issues. Yesh Tikvah received the award in recognition for its work within the Jewish community.

Guest Speaker, State Representative Marlene Anlieski, who has been an outspoken advocate for suicide prevention, granted Yesh Tikvah a proclamation from the state acknowledging their outstanding work.

Dr. Mendel Singer, Professor of Public Health at CWRU and advisor to Yesh Tikvah was in attendance at the awards ceremony and he shares:

“Yesh Tikvah has been a great source of inspiration for me. I feel fortunate to be associated with the organization and it was a special pleasure to be at the luncheon to see YT receive this prestigious award. Cultural competence is well recognized in mental health literature as a key to therapeutic success and YT’s award is yet another well-deserved recognition for Rabbi Joseph and YT.”

A special thank you to Mrs. Leslie Sieger for nominating Yesh Tikvah for this award.

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