We recently headed to the Knesset to speak in front of the Health Committee. The committee gathered to learn more about youth psychiatric hospitalizations.
A young woman who’s part of one of our programs, shared with the committee:
“I think the right way to go is to offer a hug, to hear what it is that hurts us. I want to be treated as a human being. Even with mental illness we’re still human beings, which means we deserve respect, we deserve to be heard. We feel things! And ELEM taught me to be forgiving towards myself.”
ELEM doesn’t simply serve young people at-risk, but we actively try to be a part of a policy change when we think such change is needed.