We Need to Talk is...

(This should pull from the page content so it's editable without our help) A community-wide initiative, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, focused on raising awareness about youth mental illness, and providing tools and resources for those in need of care. This program and website is for teens and other young people, parents and family members, teachers and other professionals. By bringing this issue into the light – and telling our stories – we can lift the stigma associated with mental health challenges and begin to address the problems we face as a community.

We Need to Talk is powered by jhelp.org and made possible by:


  • Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation
  • Congregation Shaarey Zedek
  • The D. Dan & Betty Kahn Foundation
  • The Deutsch Fund
  • Howard and Jean Dubin
  • Hermerlin/Davidson Center for Congregation Excellence
  • Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit
  • Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit Women's Philanthropy
  • Susie and Norman Pappas Challenge Fund
  • Stephen H Schulman Millennium Fund for Jewish Youth
  • The Jewish Fund, A Legacy of Sinai Hospital
  • William Davidson Foundation
  • The Palman Foundation
  • The Wilker-Friedman Philanthropic Fund
  • Jewish Women's Foundation of Metro Detroit
  • The Zuckerman-Klein Family Foundation


  • Adat Shalom
  • BBYO
  • Friendship Circle/UMATTER
  • Farber Hebrew Day School
  • Frankel Jewish Academy
  • Henry Ford Health System West Bloomfield
  • Hillel Day School
  • The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Kadima Mental Health Services
  • Noam Detroit
  • Tamarack Camps
  • Yeshiva Beth Yehudah
  • Kognito