Community Mental Health Center
The Hospital’s Community Mental Health Center centrally located in Jerusalem, treats over 2,000 adults and children every month. It operates one of the best treatment centers in Israel for children with ADHD – Attention Deficiency and Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as the only clinic in the country which specializes in Tourette’s Syndrome. In addition, the Center has developed a special expertise in treating psychiatric problems in the orthodox community.
Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma
The Temmy and Albert Latner Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma was founded by experts in the field of traumatic stress, as a project of Herzog Hospital, to promote the development of services and treatment for trauma survivors throughout Israel. The center is renowned as one of the leading research and treatment centers in Israel, and serves as an international resource center about trauma and treatment for both professionals and the general public. When everyday people experience sudden, unexpected, out of the ordinary events, they feel as if the equilibrium of their lives has been disrupted. Traumatic events can shatter one’s most basic beliefs about trust and safety and leave the trauma survivor in a state of physical alertness. Recent decades have seen tremendous advances in the scientific community’s understanding of the impact of traumatic events on the human psyche. Today we know that most people who undergo traumatic events go through the coping process without developing problems. A sizable minority do get stuck and need professional help. In this site you will find information about healthy coping patterns and about therapy methods that have been developed to help trauma survivors, using relatively brief and focused techniques.
The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma operates Metiv is a walk-in crisis center, created in order to serve Jerusalem residents who have been affected by terror attacks (without necessarily being physically harmed by them) or who are going through a life crisis with which they are having difficulty coping (such as separation, loss, losing a job, violence etc.). The goal of treatment at Metiv is to help people identify personal resources and support from family and the community, in order to deal with the crisis and return to previous levels of functioning.
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Focusing on children with ADHD – Attention Deficiency and Hyperactivity Disorder, and children suffering from Tourette’s Syndrome, the Etgar Institute provides interdisciplinary treatment for children and their families within the community. A special fund has been established at the Institute, to fund treatment for children and families who cannot otherwise afford it. Recently, the Institute participated in an international research project on the genetics of ADHD, funded by the NIMH.
Schonbaum Treatment Resistant Depression Unit
The Schonbaum Treatment Resistant Depression Unit is the only one in Israel specializing in treating therapy-resistant depression. Its innovative approach to the physiological and chemical aspects of depression has earned it an excellent reputation throughout Israel. The Unit also researches Depression, treating patients both hospitalized and within the community.
The Hospital’s Community Halfway House enables discharged psychiatric patients to have a greater sense of independence and not require hospitalization. Almost all of the residents have obtained jobs and are working outside the house.