“Can’t trust that day…” Well, the Mamas and the Papas didn’t live in Israel, obviously, because in Israel, Monday is Sunday. Yes, you heard me. Sunday is the first day of the business/school week. Friday is still the end of the week, but most people get off work at mid-day so they can run around like crazy people preparing for Shabbat, which means Sabbath.
If you are religious, Shabbat means special sumptuous meals, prayer services, and time devoted to family and friends.
If you are not religious, Shabbat means going to the beach, barbecues, camping, and time devoted to family and friends.
If you are in the army it might mean you get to go home for a day, or not, as the case may be.
I devoted a lot of my Sunday to writing this Wednesday’s “interview” on stigma. Turns out our planned guest, Andy Behrman, has had a family emergency and will not be with us this Wednesday. We wish his family member a swift recovery! And we hope that Andy will be back with us in the future.
Since it was too late to impose on someone else to write a piece on mental illness and stigma, I decided to write a story that has been haunting me since 1996.
It’s a story of heroism and heartbreak. It’s a story that I will always be a part of.
Tune in with us on Wednesday for what I think is going to be a very emotional edition of Breaking the Silence of Stigma.