Upcoming Events

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WCE “SPRING” BENEFIT: HOWDOWN @ HOME – August 15th, 2020

Join us for a Hoedown @ Home! A benefit supporting the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute’s Teen Mental Health Leadership Academy! The event is free but you must RSVP in order to receive zoom event details which will be sent 24 in advance! RSVP HERE Saturday, August 15 Virtual Program 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Stay-at-Home Social 6:30 – 7:00…

Our New Normal: A Community Health Series: Back to School? August 21st, 2020

Mental Health America of North Shore is hosting the following event! To register: www.OurNewNormal.Eventbrite.com Send General or Specialist Questions to: ournewnormal.series@gmail.com  

Mental Wellness 101

MENTAL WELLNESS 101 WORKSHOP WHEN: Wednesday, August 12 2020 WHERE: Online * This training is currently full, but if you are interested in scheduling a Mental Wellness 101 training, please email NRCinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu The workshop explores mental health from a global perspective; describing the likely cause, the associated stigma, and the importance of recognizing cultural difference. The…

Mental Health First Aid

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CERTIFICATE TRAINING WHEN: Saturday, August 22nd 2020 WHERE: Online * This training is currently full, but if you are interested in finding out when our next Mental Health First Aid training will be, please email NRCinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who…

2020 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

OUR ANNUAL COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE In consultation with public health experts, we have postponed our 2020 conference. When it is safe to gather together again, we look forward to reuniting with our loyal conference participants.

Addiction Professional Interview

Kate Mahoney, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director for the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology was interviewed by Tom Valentino, Senior Editor of the Addiction Professional. Click here to read about recommended steps a clinician should follow when faced with an ethical dilemma, and learn about some other common…

MENTAL HEALTH AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS SHOULD TOGETHER

Kate Mahoney, LCSW, Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, shares her thoughts in a Q&A interview for INSIGHT magazine, on why mental health care education is so important for the criminal justice system. Read here: l.php

Mental Health America Award

Kate Mahoney, LCSW, the Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, was recently honored with the George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award from Mental Health America. Well done Kate!    

UPCOMING WORKSHOP

Addressing Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice: A Case Study Approach When: Friday, March 8th, 2019 Where: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: 325 N. Wells St, Room 407/412 Chicago IL 60654 Register at https://ethicalissuesinclinicalpractice.eventbrite.com for Friday, March 8th, 2019 Presented by Kate Mahoney, MSW, LCSW, and Claire Openshaw, MA, LPC, this intermediate workshop will help clinicians identify a number…

Upcoming Workshop

Treating Anxiety: Integrating Western and Eastern Therapeutic Approaches When: Thursday, February 21st, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:15pm Where: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: 325 N. Wells St, Chicago IL 60654 Register at https://treatinganxiety.eventbrite.com Co-Sponsored with the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute & presented by Larry Stoler, MSSA, Ph.D., this introductory workshop will introduce participants to an approach…

Upcoming Event

Chicago Social Impact Leaders Awards Luncheon 2019 When: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:30am – 1:30pm Where: Maggiano’s Ballroom, 111 W. Grand Ave, Chicago The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will present its 2nd annual Celebration of Chicago’s Social Impact Leaders Award luncheon and fundraiser on Thursday, March 7, 2019, as part of our year-long celebration of…

2018 Conference a Great Success

Every year, the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education holds a community mental health conference. We are proud to share that this year was our seventeenth conference. The focus of this year’s conference was on ‘Older Adults Mental Health: Opportunities and Challenges.’ This topic aligns with the institute’ is dedicated to reducing mental…

Destroying Addiction Stigma Once and For All

Destroying Addiction Stigma Once and For All: It’s Time! Read article here: http://attcnetwork.org/communications/ATTCMessengerArticles/April2018article.asp

Meet our New Executive Director

Kate Mahoney is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience in behavioral health. Kate earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Northwestern University. She completed her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute, Kate…

The Impact of Misused Opioids

1.5 Million Adults Experiencing Serious Mental Illness Misused Opioids in the Past Year. Read article here: https://www.samhsa.gov/

Seize the Awkward

Seize the Awkward serves as a great new resource that features tutorial videos, information on warning signs, conversation starters, tips on how to sustain a conversation around mental health, and personal story videos from inspiring influencers like Hannah Hart, Liza Koshy, Remi Cruz and Tyler Posey. View video here: