Community Impact

Knowledge is key to improving our understanding of mental health issues and reducing the associated stigma.  The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education aims to provide up-to-date knowledge to the community via multiple avenues, including a Speaker’s Bureau, Online Resources, and a variety of Education and Outreach Programs.

FOCUS ON FAMILY

Another way in which the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education connects with the community is through our monthly Focus on Family series on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV), which provides individuals with essential knowledge, skills, and resources to raise healthy families. 

December 2018:

Phyllis Mogielski-Watson, MS, PsyD, NCC, CADC joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education to discuss ways in which people can reduce their stress and implement self-care during the holiday time. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j93JSEEOhnk&t=295s

October 2018:

Silvia Corcoran, joins Kate Mahoney, Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, in discussing the upcoming Black Mental Wellness Weekend. Watch here: https://youtu.be/ze1wMg-Fd4E

September 2018:

Asma Afridi joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education in discussing the concept of “mindful parenting.” Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El-LWNNzC3Y

August 2018:

Sylvia Corcoran joins Kate Mahoney, Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, in discussing The Telling Project, which is a special storytelling project for Veterans and their families. Watch here: https://youtu.be/vFelCf9WfhU

July 2018:

Camesha Jones joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education and discusses minority mental health awareness. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHHJlAgiYYg

June 2018:

Eric Proescher, Psy.D. joins Diane Mariani in discussing the impact of military service on families, as well as the Telling Project, which recruits veterans, service personnel, and families to share their stories. Watch here: https://youtu.be/zLL3rTGePGE

May 2018:

Diane Mariani of Rush University Medical Center, joins Kate Mahoney, the Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education to discuss mental health for older adults. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJn1VuhFBXU&t=3s

April 2018:

Trauma Brain Project team joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education discusses the play’s origins, and how it helps educate individuals on childhood trauma its effect on the body, mind, and spirit. Watch here: https://youtu.be/3YebJ7FHhlo

March 2018:

Dr. Kim Dell’Angela, an Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education to discuss how issues in the media, such as gun violence and bullying impact children and teenagers. Watch here: https://youtu.be/Q7cJoZD7skI

December 2017:

Martha Rudy joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education to highlight safe New Year’s Eve celebrations around the Chicagoland area. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiqNfbcSNBw

November 2017:

Dr. Cartman of the Chicago Association of Black Psychologists the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education to discuss mental health and wellness in the African-American community. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keWlgJe7ZIo

October 2017:

Jeff Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC, joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education to discuss youth identity and sexuality, sexual identity, and expression. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHKpEPNdiws

September 2017:

Dr. Seth Harkins from Serenity Academy Chicago joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education to discuss a new Recovery High School that is set to open in September 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96m–I8j_dI&feature=youtu.be

August 2017:

Dr. James E. Walsh, Ph.D., Department Chair of School Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education to discusses the relationship between social media and children/teens. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLwbfznJHts