March 5, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Free Mental Health Awareness Training
Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation
815 W. 63rd Street, Chicago
The Kennedy Forum will provide training to the community on how to identify signs & symptoms of mental illness, understand recovery and treatment, and how to help during a mental health crisis. Learn more
March 5, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kroc Center Chicago
250 W. 119th Street, Chicago
Gather with community-based organizations, city agencies, social service professionals and health care institutions for a summit exploring strategies and approaches that communities and multi-sector partners are using to prevent violence, promote recovery and build resilience.
Wednesdays, March 11-April 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster Street, Park Ridge
WRAP is an eight-week recovery education class for those with mental illness. The class includes creating an action plan to manage, reduce or eliminate symptoms to create a higher quality of life.
March 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
The webinar will discuss the Community Resiliency Model, developed by Elaine Miller-Karas, and explain how it prevents burnout in the workplace.
Westside Community Triage & Wellness Center
4133 W. Madison Street, Chicago.
This two-day workshop, developed by the Sidran Institute, equips faith leaders (clergy and lay) to build trauma responsive congregations.
March 20, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Villa Guadalupe Senior Building
3201 E. 91st Street, Chicago
This training is designed to help participants better understand mental illnesses and how to identify and respond to the signs of mental health issues.
March 21, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
St. John's United Church of Christ
4500 Prescott Ave., Lyons, IL
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
American Islamic College
640 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago
The three-day 12th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference by the Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry brings together scholars, faith leaders, healthcare providers and researchers to examine topics related to mental health across the Muslim community.
March 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Matteson, IL
The mental health cluster meeting for the South Suburban Area will include dinner, dialogue and action planning.
April 1-2, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The DeKoven Center, Racine, WI
The first day will focus on Bowen Theory and Rabbi Edwin Friedman’s work with the theory as it is used to understand and work with families, congregations and other institutions. The second day includes a presentation by Dr. Peter Steinke, author, Lutheran pastor, congregational consultant, former director of Healthy Congregations and director of Bridgebuilders. Pete’s topic is the challenge of being church in a society that is in a regression. Courage and conviction are required. The question is, where, when and how will we find it.
April 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Aggie Stewart, a counselor and yoga therapist, will discuss the role of yoga and other mindful practices in organizational wellness plans and in preventing burnout among staff.
April 25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
McCormick Theological Seminary
5460 S. University Ave., Chicago
Sponsored by Science for Seminaries and the Presbytery of Chicago, the program will feature Dr. Melissa Merrick, president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.