Mental illness support group sets next meeting

The next gathering of P’tach Libeynu (Open Our Hearts), a support group for family members of people with mental illness, will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek.

P’tach Libeynu aims to educate people about mental illness and provide needed support to families. It furthers its mission by helping synagogues and Jewish agencies make mental illness a recognized issue.

It is a joint project of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette and other East Bay congregations, along with local Jewish agencies. 

For more information and registration, contact Karen Cohen at (925) 945-7272 or