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 BureauOnline Resources, and a variety of Education and Outreach Programs.

 

Naomi Cohen Institute Community Impact

 

FOCUS ON FAMILY

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

December 2019:

Joe Feldman joins Kate Mahoney, Executive director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental health education in discussing the importance of insurance and advocacy for individuals with mental health challenges. Watch here

November 2019:

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 discusses the psychological impact of hoarding. Watch here

September 2019:

Jeremy Fine joins Kate Mahoney, Executive director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental health education in discussing the experiences of living with OCD. Watch here

August 2019:

Dr. Gregory Benson-Florez joins Kate Mahoney, Executive director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental health education in discussing the new bachelor’s degree program in psychology being offered starting fall 2019 at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Watch here

July 2019:

Eliza Hofman joins Kate Mahoney, Executive director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental health education in discussing how the practice if mindfulness can be used to reduce stress. Watch here

June 2019:

Dr. Phyllis Watson joins Kate Mahoney, Executive director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental health education in discussing healing from the inside out using a holistic, mind-body approach. They also discuss how medical healthcare providers can be supportive of mental health issues. Watch here

May 2019:

Kate Mahoney, Executive director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education joins Silvia Corcoran in discussing the upcoming 18thannual conference of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute. The conference will be on integrating physical and mental health. Watch here

April 2019:

Dr. Cheryl Judice, joins Kate Mahoney, Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, in discussing interracial relationships between white men and black women. Watch here

March 2019:

Amy Kelly, joins Kate Mahoney, Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, in discussing her non-profit organization called Take Your Place. Take Your Place provides a space for girls to participate in STEM activities. Watch here

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

November 2018:

Nichole Mase joins Kate Mahoney, Executive director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, in discussing her experiences as a woman in the military and as a veteran. Watch here

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

September 2018:

Asma Afridi joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education in discussing the concept of “mindful parenting.” Watch here

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

July 2018:

Camesha Jones joins the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education and discusses minority mental health awareness. Watch here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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