Youth Mental Health First Aid with No Shame On U, Rebecca's Dream and JCFS
Nov
10
to Nov 17

Youth Mental Health First Aid with No Shame On U, Rebecca's Dream and JCFS

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Sundays November 10th AND November 17th, 9am to 1pm. Certification requires attendance at both sessions.

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. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

About Youth Mental Health First Aid Co-Facilitators, Nina Henry and Lisa Ehrlich:

Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC, Addiction Specialist at the Jewish Center for Addiction (a program of Jewish Child and Family Services), has been working in the substance use and mental health fields for more than 25 years.  She received her Masters of Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and was certified to provide addiction treatment services by the Illinois Certification Board in 1991.  Ms. Henry was certified to provide Mental Health First Aid training in 2010.

Lisa Ehrlich, M.Ed, Manager of Outreach and Community Education at Response for Teens (a program of Jewish Child and Family Services), She received her Master’s in Education from the University of Michigan and has joined Response for Teens after cultivating her expertise in curriculum development and youth advocacy over 13 years as a high school teacher in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). She has facilitated workshops for teachers, administrators, students, and parents around mental health, sexual health, safe/ inclusive spaces, anti-bias, healthy relationships, media literacy and gender, and consent. Lisa was certified to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid training in 2019, and is a part of a Community of Practice, supported by the Jewish Teen Funder Collaborative, that gathers practitioners from around the country to address the topic of mental health in the young Jewish community.

Space is limited. To register: https://mhfanov19.eventbrite.com

Coffee, tea, water, fruit and snacks will be served.

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Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups
Nov
12
4:30 PM16:30

Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups

Connect with others in the Community:

  • Overcome isolation

  • Gain Mental Health tools

  • Find Peer Support

  • Feel Empowered

Drop-In Groups for ages 18 to 45. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Na’ama Wasserman at NWasserman@arkchicago.org, call 773-973-1000 or go to www.arkchicago.org/kadima.

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The Day After I'm Gone - Screening with No Shame On U, MISSD and Response
Nov
12
6:45 PM18:45

The Day After I'm Gone - Screening with No Shame On U, MISSD and Response

Join us and our co-hosts MISSD and Response for the Chicago premiere of the Israeli film, "The Day After I'm Gone," as part of the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, November 7-17, 2019.

Written and directed by Nimrod Eldar, "The Day After I'm Gone," tells the story of Yoram, a 50-year-old veterinarian living in Tel-Aviv who is forced to re-examine his relationship with his teen daughter Roni, after she wishes to end her life. No Shame On U, MISSD and Response will co-host a post-film interactive discussion on teen suicide.

Tickets are $18. Visit http://bit.ly/Day-After-Tickets for tickets and more information.

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Teen Mental Health Awareness Group with No Shame On U and L'Chaim Center
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

Teen Mental Health Awareness Group with No Shame On U and L'Chaim Center

We are dedicated to destigmatizing mental illnesses and mental health related issues. If you have a mental health story to share, awesome! If you are an ally for those who are struggling, also great! All are welcome and make sure to bring your friends!

Group will meet at:

L’Chaim Center
Deerfield Park Plaza
405 Lake Cook Road, 207
Above the DMV
Deerfield IL

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Drop In Nights with No Shame on U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago
Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Drop In Nights with No Shame on U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups
Nov
26
4:30 PM16:30

Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups

Connect with others in the Community:

  • Overcome isolation

  • Gain Mental Health tools

  • Find Peer Support

  • Feel Empowered

Drop-In Groups for ages 18 to 45. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Na’ama Wasserman at NWasserman@arkchicago.org, call 773-973-1000 or go to www.arkchicago.org/kadima.

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Drop In Nights with No Shame on U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago
Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Drop In Nights with No Shame on U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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No Shame On U 5th Annual Event feat. Sean Astin
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

No Shame On U 5th Annual Event feat. Sean Astin

6:00 pm: VIP Meet and Greet, includes meet & greet with Sean Astin, light dinner* and VIP Gift 
7:00 pm: General Admission
7:15 pm: Program Begins with raffle, dessert reception* and an opportunity for a photo with Sean to follow.

All attendees will have an opportunity for a photo with Sean.

The evening will include a Skokie teen sharing his mental health journey.

Raffle with great prizes including 43" Flat Screen TV, Sean Astin signed Lord of the Rings/Rudy/The Goonies/Stranger Things merchandise and more...

About Sean Astin: 

Sean Astin is an American film actor, director, voice artist and producer, best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, and Bob Newby in Netflix’s hit series, Stranger Things 2. He is also the author of the New York Timesbest-selling There and Back Again, a memoir – co-written with Joe Layden – of his film career with emphasis on his experiences with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

Son of Academy Award winning actress Patty Duke and acclaimed actor John Astin, Sean Astin scored a career defining, triumphant success in the inspirational and universally applauded college football biopic Rudy, about the life-changing struggles and rewards of the title character, Daniel Ruettiger. In the early 2000s, he experienced another career breakthrough with his role as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, released in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Along with the many awards bestowed upon the trilogy – eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture – Astin received nominations for his own performance. He took home the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor and awards from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, the Seattle Film Critics, the Utah Film Critics Association and the Phoenix Film Critics Society.

Since Lord of the Rings , Astin has served on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the National Center for Family Literacy. A vocal advocate for literacy, mental health awareness, bi-polar disorder, civic engagement and other issues, Astin is an energetic, passionate speaker who promotes a culture of volunteerism to all audiences.

For registration: www.nsou2019.eventbrite.com

*Dietary Laws observed

HOST COMMITTEE (in formation)

Becky Adelberg
Joseph and Susan Ament
Marsha Arons
Nathan Benditzson
Chantal Blaustein
Liron David
Wendy Dolin
Rabbi Zvi Engel
Francine Ephraim
Rachel Fein
Illinois Senator Laura Fine & Michael Fine
David Forman
Jen Geiringer
Tziporah and Rabbi Shaanan Gelman
Anat Geva
David Goldenberg
Yankie Greenberger, LCSW
Fran Gutstein
Rabbi Ari Hart
Sean Jacobs
Jordan Kagan
Heidi Kalman, LCSW
Nora Koenig
Shifra Kolsky
Heidi Kramer
Bonnie Lane; The Family Support Services
Melanie S. Levine, Ph.D.
Karen Litwack
Madraigos Midwest
Rabbi Leonard Matanky
Eddie Meyer
Kim Miller
Gayl Monto, LCSW, CADC
Hillel Morris
Rabbi Joseph S. Ozarowski, D. Min., BCC Rabbinic Counselor and Chaplain JCFS Chicago
Jeff Pogonitz
Rebecca Pogonitz
Gila and Randy Robinson
Stacey and Bennet Schwartz
Andrea Ship
Deborah Shub
Silverstein Base Hillel
Bina Simon, RN 
Ellie Spitz
Ellie Sugarman
Daniel Warshawsky
Julie Mangurten Weinberg

SPONSORS (as of October 26, 2019)

BENEFACTOR

Herrendorf Family Foundation

GOLD

Susan G. and Joseph D. Ament

SILVER

Miriam Ament and David Forman

BRONZE

Compass Health Center
Rebecca and R Mark Graf
Leumi USA

CHAMPION

Shifra and Yitzchok Kolsky
Rogers Behavioral Health
Rabbi Marianne Novak and Dr. Noam Stadlan

PARTNER

Amy and Jonathon Ament and Family
Niva and Jeremy Ament and Family
Anonymous
Rachel Cantor and Michael Paley
Linda Forman CPA, P.C.
GoGo Design Group
Kim Miller
MISSD
Joseph and Dahlia Tesher
Yellowbrick

CONTRIBUTOR

Laura and David Allswang
Vlad Altmark
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - IL
Anita and Nathan Benditzson (in memory of Josephine Benditzson)
Jan and Allan Bergman
Br. Fred Cabras, OFM Capuchin
CHUSY Region USY
Edelson Law, LLC
Illinois Senator Laura Fine & Michael Fine
Julie Oscherwitz Grant, LCSW
Diane Halivni
JCFS Chicago
Heidi Kalman
Nora and Matthew Koenig
Maggie’s Place at Mishkan
Mosaic Construction, LLC
NAMI CCNS
Debbie and Marc Pershan (x2)
Gila and Randy Robinson
Amy Zisook and David Rosen
Stacey and Bennet Schwartz
Deborah Shub and Ayal Tovian
Rachel and Michael Stein
Beverly and Jeffrey Steinberg
Temple Jeremiah
Aviva Vilenski
Tami & Reuben Warshawsky
Debbie and Adam Winick

PROVIDER

Laurie Baskin
Danielle Carleton
Susie Spier Chapman
Congregation Anshe Tikvah
Anat Geva (x2)
Yankie Greenberger, LCSW
Tamara Kushnir Groman
Rabbi Ari Hart
Melanie S. Levine, Ph.D.
Karen Litwack
Debra Marcus
REBECCA’S DREAM & SLOVIN FAMILY
Sari Steinberg Communications
Chicago Yachad Yachad.org/Chicago


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Drop In Nights with No Shame on U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Drop In Nights with No Shame on U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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Drop In Nights with No Shame on U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Drop In Nights with No Shame on U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups
Sep
24
4:30 PM16:30

Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups

Connect with others in the Community:

  • Overcome isolation

  • Gain Mental Health tools

  • Find Peer Support

  • Feel Empowered

Drop-In Groups for ages 18 to 45. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Na’ama Wasserman at NWasserman@arkchicago.org, call 773-973-1000 or go to www.arkchicago.org/kadima.

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Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups
Sep
10
4:30 PM16:30

Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups

Connect with others in the Community:

  • Overcome isolation

  • Gain Mental Health tools

  • Find Peer Support

  • Feel Empowered

Drop-In Groups for ages 18 to 45. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Na’ama Wasserman at NWasserman@arkchicago.org, call 773-973-1000 or go to www.arkchicago.org/kadima.

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place at Mishkan with No Shame On U
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place at Mishkan with No Shame On U

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups
Aug
27
4:30 PM16:30

Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups

Connect with others in the Community:

  • Overcome isolation

  • Gain Mental Health tools

  • Find Peer Support

  • Feel Empowered

Drop-In Groups for ages 18 to 45. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Na’ama Wasserman at NWasserman@arkchicago.org, call 773-973-1000 or go to www.arkchicago.org/kadima.

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Tu B'Av: Love, Gratitude, Self-Care
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Tu B'Av: Love, Gratitude, Self-Care

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Av (aka Jewish Valentine's Day) with a deep dive into the true meaning of Love with Mishkan, Maggie's Place, and No Shame On U. Rabbi Jeff will lead us in a learning about Tu B'Av (in history and modern day) and then we'll open the door to love and gratitude in our lives and walk away with wellness practices to use in our every day lives. We'll examine our relationships with the love we have in our lives and the love we want.

Kosher appetizers and snacks will be served.

Our love deep dive will begin at 7 pm, where we'll collectively explore the different layers of what that word truly means in our lives.

FREE. Please register here.

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Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups
Aug
13
4:30 PM16:30

Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups

Connect with others in the Community:

  • Overcome isolation

  • Gain Mental Health tools

  • Find Peer Support

  • Feel Empowered

Drop-In Groups for ages 18 to 45. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Na’ama Wasserman at NWasserman@arkchicago.org, call 773-973-1000 or go to www.arkchicago.org/kadima.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid with No Shame On U and JCFS
Jul
28
to Aug 4

Youth Mental Health First Aid with No Shame On U and JCFS

Sundays July 28th AND August 4th, 9am to 1pm. Certification requires attendance at both sessions.

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. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

About Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Nina Henry:

Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC, Addiction Specialist at the Jewish Center for Addiction (a program of Jewish Child and Family Services), has been working in the substance use and mental health fields for more than 25 years.  She received her Masters of Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and was certified to provide addiction treatment services by the Illinois Certification Board in 1991.  Ms. Henry was certified to provide Mental Health First Aid training in 2010.

Space is limited. To register: www.mhfajuly19.eventbrite.com

Coffee, tea, water, fruit and snacks will be served. Dietary laws observed.

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Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups
Jul
23
4:30 PM16:30

Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups

Connect with others in the Community:

  • Overcome isolation

  • Gain Mental Health tools

  • Find Peer Support

  • Feel Empowered

Drop-In Groups for ages 18 to 45. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Na’ama Wasserman at NWasserman@arkchicago.org, call 773-973-1000 or go to www.arkchicago.org/kadima.

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place at Mishkan with No Shame On U
Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place at Mishkan with No Shame On U

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups
Jul
9
4:30 PM16:30

Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups

Connect with others in the Community:

  • Overcome isolation

  • Gain Mental Health tools

  • Find Peer Support

  • Feel Empowered

Drop-In Groups for ages 18 to 45. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Na’ama Wasserman at NWasserman@arkchicago.org, call 773-973-1000 or go to www.arkchicago.org/kadima.

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Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups
Jun
25
4:30 PM16:30

Kadima at The ARK with No Shame On U - Drop-In Groups

Connect with others in the Community:

  • Overcome isolation

  • Gain Mental Health tools

  • Find Peer Support

  • Feel Empowered

Drop-In Groups for ages 18 to 45. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Na’ama Wasserman at NWasserman@arkchicago.org, call 773-973-1000 or go to www.arkchicago.org/kadima.

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Teen Mental Health Awareness Group with No Shame On U and L'Chaim Center
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Teen Mental Health Awareness Group with No Shame On U and L'Chaim Center

We are dedicated to destigmatizing mental illnesses and mental health related issues. If you have a mental health story to share, awesome! If you are an ally for those who are struggling, also great! All are welcome and make sure to bring your friends!

Group will meet at:

L’Chaim Center
Deerfield Park Plaza
405 Lake Cook Road, 2017
Above the DMV
Deerfield IL

Questions: Email Sammy Schwartz at Schwartz.Sammy8@gmail.com

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Intro to Mental Health at Kehilat Chovevei Tzion
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Mental Health at Kehilat Chovevei Tzion

Dr. Melanie S. Levine will discuss a deeper understanding of the mental health issues the members of our community might face and participants will learn how to identify when to seek help.

No Shame On U is honored to partner on this important program and help de-stigmatize the experience of mental health struggles.

Dr. Melanie Levine is a licensed clinical psychologist with office locations in the Loop and Skokie. She specializes in providing evidenced-based psychotherapy for adults with mood and anxiety disorders, and medical conditions. Dr. Levine integrates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness interventions in her work.  Dr. Levine received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami and completed her internship at Denver Health Medical Center. Her post-doctoral training focused on chronic pain management, bipolar disorder, and psychosocial oncology.

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place at Mishkan with No Shame On U
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place at Mishkan with No Shame On U

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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Climbing to Wellness with No Shame On U, BaMidbar and Maggie's Place
May
6
7:30 PM19:30

Climbing to Wellness with No Shame On U, BaMidbar and Maggie's Place

We’re teaming up with BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy and Maggie’s Place to talk about whole health wellness practices and reducing the stigma of mental health. What better way to launch into strength & presence than to spend a few hours climbing to new heights? Beginner climbers are welcome!

FREE event; RSVP required:

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place at Mishkan with No Shame On U
Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place at Mishkan with No Shame On U

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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Good Deeds Day with No Shame On U
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Good Deeds Day with No Shame On U

Join JUF for a day of doing good! Good Deeds Day is an international day of service that was founded in Israel in 2007 -- last year 3.5 million volunteers across the world participated in acts of service! This year, we've got volunteer projects taking place throughout the day at different non-profits across Chicagoland. There will also be two all-ages volunteer open houses in Buffalo Grove and Northbrook with a variety of hands-on opportunities. Register for a project today and help #spreadgood into the community! A complete list of projects can be found at juf.org/gdd.

No Shame On U’s Good Deeds Day project will take place at the Volunteer Open House at the Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook from 2pm to 5pm.

To register: https://www.juf.org/tov/GoodDeedsDay.aspx

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Workshop for Suicide Loss Survivors with No Shame On U, JCFS and MISSD
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop for Suicide Loss Survivors with No Shame On U, JCFS and MISSD

This workshop will provide those touched by a suicide death an opportunity to come together in a small group setting.  We will discuss how grief can manifest itself after a suicide death and offer strategies for coping. Participants will be given time to share their experiences and learn from others who have gone through the same type of loss. Jewish resources will be shared.

To register contact:
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, FT at JCFS Chicago
(847) 745-5404  or elizabethcohen@jcfs.org

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Teen Mental Health Awareness Group with No Shame On U and L'Chaim Center
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

Teen Mental Health Awareness Group with No Shame On U and L'Chaim Center

We are dedicated to destigmatizing mental illnesses and mental health related issues. If you have a mental health story to share, awesome! If you are an ally for those who are struggling, also great! All are welcome and make sure to bring your friends!

Group will meet at:

L’Chaim Center
Deerfield Park Plaza
405 Lake Cook Road, 2017
Above the DMV
Deerfield IL

Questions: Email Sammy Schwartz at Schwartz.Sammy8@gmail.com

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Mobilizing Communities through Mental Health Advocacy
Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

Mobilizing Communities through Mental Health Advocacy

  • National Louis University - Northshore Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event will bring international and local mental health advocates together to discuss advocacy goals for the state of Illinois and how advocacy can mobilize communities. Panelists representing advocacy groups and coalitions, service providers, policy-makers and individuals with lived experience will discuss their perspectives on advocacy and respond to audience questions. 

Panelists: Liron David, Adv, Enosh the Israeli Mental Health Association; Virginia Goldrick, PhD, State of Illinois; Meryl Camin Sosa, Esq., Illinois Psychiatric Society; Jen McGowan-Tomke, MPH, NAMI Chicago; Marvin Lindsey, MSW, CADC, Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois; Christine Somervill, PhD, NAMI-CCNS.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, so register now.

Schedule: 

Doors open at 8:30am

Breakfast and networking 9:00-9:30am (Kosher options available).

Program: 9:30-11am

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  1. Explore unmet mental health needs in Illinois

  2. Learn about advocacy priorities to address needs and service gaps

  3. Familiarize themselves with various strategies to support mental health advocacy in our state

1.5 CEU’s for Illinois Social Workers and Counselors ($15 cash or check, payable to MHA-Northshore)

Questions? Contact mhanorthshore@gmail.com

Sponsors: Enosh-The Israeli Mental Health Association, Mental Health America-North Shore, Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute, NAMI-Cook County North Suburban, National Louis University, No Shame on U, Turning Point BHCC.

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with special guest Beth Fishman, Program Manager, Addiction Services, JCFS
Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with special guest Beth Fishman, Program Manager, Addiction Services, JCFS

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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Angst Documentary Screening Hosted by No Shame On U
Feb
25
6:30 PM18:30

Angst Documentary Screening Hosted by No Shame On U

Angst is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.

The goal of the film specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst screens in schools, communities and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials provide tools, resources and above all, hope.

Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Snacks will be served. Dietary Laws observed.

General Admission: $10; Students: $5

Registration: www.nsouangst.eventbrite.com

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Understanding Mindfulness: An Experiential Presentation by Joe Rubin of Mindful Momentum Counseling
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Understanding Mindfulness: An Experiential Presentation by Joe Rubin of Mindful Momentum Counseling

Learn ancient Eastern techniques to calm your body and mind and simple, yet powerful ways to help stop your mind from limiting your ability to succeed.

Presented by Joe Rubin, MA , LCPC, and Mindful Momentum Counseling

50% of Net Proceeds will be donated to No Shame On U.

Cost: $10 at the door. Questions: https://www.mindfulmomentumcounseling.com/

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Teen Mental Health Awareness Group with No Shame On U and L'Chaim Center
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

Teen Mental Health Awareness Group with No Shame On U and L'Chaim Center


This is the first meeting of this amazing new group. We are dedicated to destigmatizing mental illnesses and mental health related issues. If you have a mental health story to share, awesome! If you are an ally for those who are struggling, also great! All are welcome and make sure to bring your friends!

Group will meet at:

L’Chaim Center
Deerfield Park Plaza
405 Lake Cook Road, 2017
Above the DMV
Deerfield IL

Questions: Email Sammy Schwartz at Schwartz.Sammy8@gmail.com

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Youth Mental Health First Aid with No Shame On U and JCFS
Feb
10
to Feb 17

Youth Mental Health First Aid with No Shame On U and JCFS

Sundays February 10th AND 17th, 9am to 1pm. Certification requires attendance at both sessions.

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. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

About Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Nina Henry:

Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC, Addiction Specialist at the Jewish Center for Addiction (a program of Jewish Child and Family Services), has been working in the substance use and mental health fields for more than 25 years.  She received her Masters of Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and was certified to provide addiction treatment services by the Illinois Certification Board in 1991.  Ms. Henry was certified to provide Mental Health First Aid training in 2010.

Space is limited. To register: www.mhfafeb19.eventbrite.com

Coffee, tea, water, fruit and snacks will be served. Dietary laws observed.

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with No Shame On U and Mishkan
Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with No Shame On U and Mishkan

No Shame On U is honored to partner with Mishkan Chicago for drop-in nights at Maggie’s Place.  Drop by, meet new people, get support, have a coffee or play a game with a friend. Drop-in nights are your space to be you – in community. Maggie's Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness, learning, leadership, social community and access to social services and resources. All are welcome. Join us!

For more information, please go to:  www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace.

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