A hallmark of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education’s work is our annual conference that is held each year in Evanston, IL. The conference brings together community members, professionals, individuals with lived experience, as well as their family and friends to learn about new developments in the field of mental health.

Naomi Cohen Institute Partners

Past Conferences

Whether someone has recently been diagnosed or has been living with mental health challenges for most of their life, the experience can be very isolating for individuals, family members, and other loved ones. No one should suffer in silence. No one ought to feel alone. Begin your journey to help get you started on a positive path.


We have the utmost appreciation for our sponsors. Thanks to their generosity we can ensure that there are no barriers to attendance and participation by providing scholarships on an as needed basis.