Education and Outreach

The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education offers mental health education, training, and presentations to the greater Chicagoland community in an effort to decrease stigmatized and marginalized populations. Through partnerships with schools, community-based organizations, associations, and religious congregations, the institute is able to raise awareness of the impact and consequences mental health diagnoses have on an individual and community scale.


We offer a professional development speaker series at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and can do the same for your educational institution. By educating students often and early, we promote mental health, acceptance, and the acquisition of knowledge as power.


If you are looking for mental health expertise, we can provide you with presenters on topics such as depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, and family dynamics.


We collaborate with synagogues, temples, churches, mosques, and other places of worship to provide educational resources for religious communities.


The institute provides support and resources for veterans and active duty members in the military, such as presentations on combat stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or family re-integration.