• UMatter

  • What is UMatter?

    UMatter is a teen mental health support group, with the main focus of providing a nonjudgmental safe space for teens to support each other. Every session has a general topic, and discussions are teen-led. Support and tips are shared, in a facilitated environment. At every session, a professional gives their input and practical takeaways, there is a fun and relaxing craft, and light dinner.

    UMatter's main purpose is for teens to hold each other's hands: "You are not alone in these struggles. We are here for each other."

    Sessions Include:

    • Coping: How to deal with challenges that crop up, big or small. (Facilitated by Dr. Jonah Schrag).

    • Anxiety and Stress: How to manage stress in a healthy way - from school, college applications, and other stressful situations. (Facilitated by Shira Burstein, LCSW).

    • Self-Esteem: A healthy relationship with body & Body Image (facilitated by Jennifer Theriault, LCSW).

    • And more.


    In an effort to keep the groups small, there will be a cap of 10 teens. For teens to qualify, teens must register by November 8, and commit to 3/5 sessions. Once you complete the program, you will receive a special certificate noting program completion. As an added bonus, you may add this accomplishment to your college resume.

    This program is open to ALL Jewish teens in the area, with registration preference for Friendship Circle volunteers.


    Dates: Sunday's, November 12, December 3, January 21, February 25, and April 7.

    Address: The Friendship Circle Lounge, 48 Union St., Stamford, 2nd floor.

    Time: 6:30-8 PM 

    Light dinner will be served

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