The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education’s overarching ambition is to reduce the stigma of mental illness, that has been a barrier for individuals, families, and communities receiving much-needed support. The institute aims to provide resources and hope to those that struggle with mental illness, and to those who support them. The institute strives to educate people on mental health issues through various outreach programs.



Mental health First Aid Adult Course: March 19th


18th Annual Conference: Integrating Mental And Physical Health

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Roycemore School: 1200 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201

Registration details coming soon…

Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, Nancy Carstedt, Dr. Stanley McCracken, and Robyn Golden

Our 2018 conference was a success…

The majority of participants rated our 2018 conference as “excellent.” Read what some had to say:

“This conference encouraged me to think differently about several mental health topics”
“A full, rich day with wonderful and inspiring speakers”
“I gained ideas on how to help myself and family members age better”
“I learned information that I can integrate into my personal and professional life”
“The conference opened my eyes more to my field of peer mental health support”
“It was definitely a powerful conference”