Less than two years ago, Gila Hammer died by suicide. Since that catastrophic tragedy, her father, Rabbi Shalom Hammer, has been working nonstop to advocate for important changes in the way that the Israeli establishment – medical and governmental – treats mental illness. Rabbi Hammer has also become an important advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. He does this in Gila’s memory, in order to do whatever is possible so that other families do not go through the horror that he, his wife, and children have experienced.
In this episode, Scott speaks with Rabbi Hammer about the serious problems that exist, and what can be done to help fix them.
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