ATLANTA (November 11, 2020) – Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) will host “Tween & Teen Mental Health in the Age of Covid” presenting The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Author, and Teen Mental Health Advocate, in conversation with 11 Alive’s Matt Pearl, at a special fundraiser, Community of Giving, A Virtual Gathering, on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
Mayim Hoya Bialik is best known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s NBC television sitcom Blossom. She is most recently known for playing the role of Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit CBS comedy, The Big Bang Theory. The role received multiple accolades with 2 Critics’ Choice Award wins, 4 Emmy nominations and a SAG Award nomination. Following the iconic show’s ending, Bialik and her production company, Sad Clown Productions, announced her new series for FOX, Call Me Kat, which she will star in, and Executive Produce with her former co-star Jim Parsons. She’s also launching a podcast on mental health this Fall titled Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown.
After Blossom, Bialik took a break from acting to earn a BS and PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA. She’s authored a myriad of books, 2 of which reached #1 on the New York Times Best-Sellers list (Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and Boying Up: How to be Brave, Bold and Brilliant).
This event will have a focus on the mental health of teenagers, a group that has been hit particularly hard during this time of isolation. Anxiety and depression have been increasing exponentially since the start of the Pandemic. Bialik has been helping to break the stigma by being open about her own depression. She brings a personal and scientific approach to the topic.
“We are thrilled to have Mayim participating in our annual fundraiser, which has been completely reimagined this year as we go virtual,” said Terri Bonoff, CEO, JF&CS Atlanta. “We appreciate her openness in sharing her story with the public, and think she is a wonderful advocate for people dealing with mental health challenges.”
Community of Giving will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
General admission tickets are available for $36 each, admission and catered meal for one guest is $180, and admission plus a family meal is $360.
Ticket holders will be sent a link where they can tune in virtually to the live event. Dori DeRossett, Billie Greenberg, and Ann Kay will co-chair the event.
Sponsorships are available.
“This event allows us to highlight the tremendous impact JF&CS has had on our community, particularly over the past year as the agency has been responding to the increased needs of our community due to the ongoing pandemic,” said Bonoff.
“We have expanded our programs and services to be there for people who are in real need. Donations to our annual campaign make a real difference and help meet the ever-changing critical needs of our community.”
For more information about Community of Giving or to purchase tickets, visit www.jfcsatl.org/communityofgiving.
Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) offers programs and resources to transform lives. Building on our 125-year history, we are here to help individuals and families of all faiths live to their full potential.
Guided by Jewish values, we are a welcoming community and serve thousands of individuals annually regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, or ability to pay. Our experienced professionals bring integrity and compassion to their work in the fields of aging and older adults, career counseling, dentistry, mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and need-based support services.
Listed as one of Atlanta’s Business Chronicle’s Top Largest Nonprofits, JF&CS is CARF-Accredited and holds a 4-Star rating with Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Silver Seal. JF&CS is a proud partner of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta.
For more information, please call 770.677.9300 or visit JFCSatl.org
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