Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with No Shame On U and Mishkan
May
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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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with No Shame On U and Mishkan
Jun
14
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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Mental Health First Aid with No Shame On U and JCFS
Jul
8
to Jul 15

Mental Health First Aid with No Shame On U and JCFS

When: Sunday, July 8th, 2018, 9am - 1pm AND Sunday, July 15th, 2018, 9am to 1pm.

Certification requires attendance at both 4 hour sessions.

Mental Health First Aid is an eight hour course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. It is an important tool for friends and family members to know how to deal with loved ones living with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and many other mental health conditions.

About the 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.

To register: www.nsoumhfajuly18.eventbrite.com.

 

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No Shame On U Hosts On The Table 2018 Dinner
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

No Shame On U Hosts On The Table 2018 Dinner

No Shame On U is delighted to host an On The Table 2018 dinner. Response will lead a discussion on what contributes to negative body image in teens and adults. We will discuss self-esteem, family and peer influences, as well as the role of media, advertisements, and Photoshop. Through an interactive process using personal reflection, pictures, videos, and more we will open up a safe environment to reflect on body image and the media’s portrayal of idealized bodies. Finally, we will discuss action steps for building self-confidence and educating others.

About Response: Response is a safe, welcoming space where teens receive support to deal with life's challenges, meet new friends, and above all, feel free to be themselves. http://www.jcfs.org/response

About On The Table: The Chicago Community Trust’s On the Table is an annual forum designed to take people places – to offices, schools, libraries, restaurants and other spaces where they meet others, share ideas and explore ways to improve our region. The results are exciting new relationships, elevated civic conversations and genuine pathways toward collaborative action – outcomes that make our communities more connected, resilient and resourceful. http://onthetable.com

Each year, The Kennedy Forum invites you to join us in hosting a conversation during On The Table to bring attention to mental health and combat stigma. Studies show the best way to eliminate stigma is to talk about experiences face-to-face. In a single day, our community makes a huge impact by engaging thousands of people on a topic that needs to be discussed.

About Tailgators: Chicago TailGators provides catering services to the Chicagoland area from our state-of-the-art, fully equipped, on site commercial kitchen facility, certified KOSHER thru the CRC. Vegetarian options will be available.

Registration: www.nsouott18.eventbrite.com

Tickets: on or before April 30th: $15

After April 30th: $20

 

 

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Advances in Mental Health in Israel: A Community Dialogue
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Advances in Mental Health in Israel: A Community Dialogue

  • Skokie Public Library (Radmacher Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Adv. Liron David, BSW, LL.M, Director,
International Relations and Development,
Enosh - The Israeli Mental Health Association

Kate Mahoney, LCSW, Executive Director
Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education
The Chicago School for Professional Psychology

Free to the Public
2 CEUs available to LCSWs and LCPCs for $20

For more information, NRCinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu

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Good Deeds Day with No Shame On U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan
Apr
15
2:30 PM14:30

Good Deeds Day with No Shame On U and Maggie's Place at Mishkan

Come and create affirmation cards for those living with depression or low self-esteem with No Shame On U, an organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma of those suffering with mental illness in the Jewish community and beyond, and Maggie's Place at Mishkan. These cards will be distributed at Jewish Child & Family Services and EZRA Multi-Service Center.

Maggie’s Place is a center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness– social, spiritual, mental and emotional– through Jewish learning, leadership opportunities, social community, and access to social services and resources. Established in Maggie Miretzky’s memory by the Miretzky family, Maggie’s Place creates new ways to meet people, build friendships, and provide support to all people regardless of background, affiliation or ability to pay. 

For registration: 

https://www.juf.org/tov/GoodDeedsDay.aspx?ID=97

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with No Shame On U and Mishkan
Apr
12
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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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with No Shame On U and Mishkan
Mar
22
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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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with No Shame On U and Mishkan
Feb
8
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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Mental Health First Aid Training with No Shame On U and JCFS
Jan
28
to Feb 4

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

  • Ida Crown Jewish Academy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When: Sunday, January 28th, 2018, 9am - 1pm AND Sunday, February 4th, 2018, 9am to 1pm.

Certification requires attendance at both 4 hour sessions.

Mental Health First Aid is an eight hour course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. It is an important tool for friends and family members to know how to deal with loved ones living with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and many other mental health conditions.

About the 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.

Registration: www.nsoumhfajan.eventbrite.com

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with No Shame On U and Mishkan
Jan
25
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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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame OnU
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

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

  • Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

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

  • Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE: A community-wide information session on critical health issues
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE: A community-wide information session on critical health issues

  • Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free and open to the public

 

DATE:    Saturday, December 2, 2017   TIME:     7:30 p.m.

PLACE:   Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue

               8825 N. East Prairie Road – Just north of Dempster

  Parking available in the lot across the street

 

Breast Cancer, Ultrasound and Illinois Law Mandating Payment

What you need to know about mammograms and cancers in women with dense breast tissue.

-Risk factors are high for African American women, Eastern European Jewish women and women with a family history of cancer.

 

-Illinois law mandates that insurance companies cover ultrasounds ordered for women with dense breast tissue. Know your rights if you are denied coverage.

 

-Hear survivor Linda Forman talk about getting years of “normal” mammogram reports and, thankfully, getting an Automated Breast Ultrasound System (known as ABUS ultrasound) that caught an aggressive cancer at a very early stage.  The cancer could not be felt and did not show up on the mammogram.

 

-State Representative Laura Fine, Chair of the House Health Insurance Committee, will provide information on women getting the coverage they deserve and are entitled to by law.

 

Depression and Outreach Programs

-Learn from Michael Fine’s story of dealing with depression after a traumatic accident and living with chronic pain.

He will discuss his journey through deep depression, how he found his way out of it, and solutions to dealing with chronic pain.

 

-Hear from Miriam Ament, Founder and President of No Shame on U.  No Shame on U is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and connecting with community outreach programs, classes, workshops and resources to help individuals and families in need.

 

Please join us for this valuable evening that will give you and your loved ones crucial tools to deal with difficult times.  Questions?  Email lformancpa@gmail.com

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

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

  • Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

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

  • Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 3rd Annual Event featuring Brian Cuban
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

No Shame On U 3rd Annual Event featuring Brian Cuban

Sunday, November 5th, 2017
3rd Annual Event featuring Brian Cuban

6:00 pm VIP Reception with Hors d'oeuvres
7:00 pm General Admission Registration
7:15 pm Speaker and Q&A
8:30 pm Dessert Reception & Book Signing

Dietary Laws Observed. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 9599 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL.

General Admission starts at 7pm. General Admission tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. General Admission includes speech, dessert and book signing.

VIP starts at 6pm. VIP tickets include hors d'oeuvres, private meet and greet with Brian Cuban, and VIP gift bag with Brian's book. VIP tickets also include speech, dessert and book signing.

Registration: www.nsou2017.eventbrite.com

About Brian Cuban:

Brian Cuban, younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank Shark, Mark Cuban, will talk about his mental health journey, living with, and recovering from, twenty-seven years of eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Brian Cuban is the author of the best-selling book, Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder. He is also the author of the 2017 book, The Addicted Lawyer. Cuban speaks regularly about his recovery and breaking the stigma surrounding male eating disorders and mental illness. Cuban has appeared on prestigious talks shows such as the Katie Couric Show and he also writes extensively on these subjects. His columns have appeared on CNN.com, Foxnews.com, The Huffington Post and in online and print newspapers around the world.

Host Committee*

No Shame On U would like to thank the members of the host committee for their generous support of NSOU's upcoming 3rd Annual Event. *In formation.

Becky Adelberg

Joseph & Susan Ament

Miriam Ament

Nathan Benditzson

Aviva Cohen

Staci Dolgin-Rubinstein

Jonathan Eisen

David Forman

Ally Golden

Tamara Kushnir Groman

Fran Gutstein

Susan Harris

Lisa & Dave Helfand

Debbie Kahn

Nora Koenig

Shifra Kolsky

Heidi Kramer 

Sara & Daniel Kutliroff

 

Melanie S. Levine, Ph.D.

Becky Levinson

Karen Litwack

Eddie Meyer

Kim Miller

Rachel & Hillie Morris

Gayl Monto

Rebecca Pogonitz

Gila Robinson

Brooke Roothaan

Amy Schwartz

Betsy & Howard Shapiro

Deborah Shub

Priscilla Solomon

Bina Simon, RN

Andrea Weiss

 

Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors

Silver Level Sponsorship

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Bronze Level Sponsorship

Contributor Level Sponsorship

Thank you to our generous individual sponsors

Premier Benefactor Level Sponsorship

Susan and Joseph Ament

Benefactor Level Sponsorship

Herrendorf Family Foundation, Inc.

Champion Level Sponsorship

Niva and Jeremy Ament and family
Shifra and Yitzchok Kolsky
Drs. Heidi and Jason Kramer

Partner Level Sponsorship

Linda Forman, CPA
Galina and Tony Shir
Yellowbrick

Guardian Level Sponsorship

Edelson Law, LLC
Froum Law Group, LLC
Tamara Kushnir Groman
Lisa and David Helfand
Nora and Matthew Koenig
MISSD
Debbie and Marc Pershan
Gila and Randy Robinson
Wellsprings Health Associates, Nehama Dresner MD, Director

Premier Provider Level Sponsorship

In memory of Marilyn E. Gerstein's 10th Yahrzeit by the Levy Family
Kimberly Miller

Provider Level Sponsorship

Jennifer Abt
Amy Altbach
Amy and Jonathon Ament
Anita and Nathan Benditzson
Debra Bloomberg
Phillip L. Elbaum, LCSW, CADC
Friends of Libenu Foundation
JCFS
Sara Kushnir
Melanie S. Levine, Ph.D., LLC
Karen & Allan Litwack
Abigail Natenshon, LCSW www.treatingeatingdisorders.com
Nefesh Chicago: The Organization Serving Jewish Mental Health Professionals
Tanya and Henry Pietrkowski
Betsy and Howard Shapiro
Priscilla & David Solomon
Leslie Rosen Stern and Andy Stern
Dahlia Tesher

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

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

  • Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Mental Health First Aid Training with NSOU and JCFS
Oct
22
to Oct 29

Mental Health First Aid Training with NSOU and JCFS

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9am - 1pm AND Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 9am to 1pm.

Certification requires attendance at both 4 hour sessions.

Mental Health First Aid is an eight hour course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. It is an important tool for friends and family members to know how to deal with loved ones living with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and many other mental health conditions.

About the 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.

Registration is $15 at www.nsoumhfaoct.eventbrite.com

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

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

  • Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

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

  • Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

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

  • Maggie's Place at Mishkan Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Bullying Prevention for Parents with Response
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Bullying Prevention for Parents with Response

Response's Bullying Prevention Program includes face-to-face bullying as well as cyber bullying. For teenagers, these various forms of harassment, exclusion and rumor spreading overlap to make bullying and cyber bullying one and the same. Response takes a fresh approach by outlining common misconceptions about bullying, why students bully, and the key role that social media websites play in bullying behavior. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

 

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Shabbat on the Lake
Jul
21
5:30 PM17:30

Shabbat on the Lake

Join JCC Chicago for the 7th Annual Shabbat on the Lake! The premier lakefront event of the summer for young adults. In its seventh year, Shabbat on the Lake is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. With over 700 people celebrating on our city’s beautiful lakefront, you’ll mingle with friends new and old.

Enjoy drinks, kosher eats, music, comedy, activities and Shabbat services (Egalitarian & Orthodox) and so much more.

This program is a part of The Rose and Sidney N. Shure Kehilla Program.

Tickets and more info: www.jccchicago.org/shabbatonthelake

 

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and 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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"Against Your Will" Screening and Q&A with Director Assaf Banitt
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

"Against Your Will" Screening and Q&A with Director Assaf Banitt

“Against Your Will” tells the story of Gilles and Esther Alexandre, a couple from a religious Kibbutz, who struggle with the loss of two sons who died by suicide during their military service. The family encounters condemnation by the religious kibbutz in which they live, which regards suicide as a sin and a source of shame, and expects the grieving parents to swallow their pain. The Alexandres refuse to succumb: they launch a public campaign to reshape Jewish Orthodoxy’s discourse on suicide.

Click this link to register.

Articles and reviews

"A complex and compassionate film that tackles the delicate subject of suicide regarded as taboo by the religious community, and explores the quest of bereaved parents from multiple viewpoints, through the use of economical storytelling and a tight structure.”(Jury’s statement, Docaviv 2015)

"Powerful and inspirational" (From a review of the film in Yedio'th Ahronoth)

"A rare, amazing Document" (From a review of the film in Saloona - http://saloona.co.il/blog)

 "A public salute and thank you to... for showing Against Your Will last night... (we) were treated to an amazing documentary film that was highly enough esteemed in Israel to be shown prime time on Saturday night on national TV.  This was Israel at its very best in a certain kind of way - dealing honestly and sensitively with a painful topic, suicide... I hope this film will be made available after this...  It deals with a very difficult topic and touches en passant on other topics at the heart of Israel's culture.  Real gripping cinema." (Private mail, sent after a screening in the States).

About the Director:

Assaf Banitt is a young documentary director, whose debut film "Against Your Will" premiered in the 2015 DOCAVIV festival in Israel, where it received the jury mention award. After screenings in cinemas around Israel, the film was shown on national TV and was critically acclaimed. The film also participated in the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, as a part of the "Social Justice" competition.

Banitt is also an editor of documentary films; The last film he edited, "Family Matters", directed by Noa Roth, won the Audience Favorite award in Docaviv 2015 and was nominated for the best editing award for documentary feature in the 2015 Woodstock film festival.

For tickets: www.nsouagainstyourwill.eventbrite.com

 

 

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Mental Health First Aid Training with No Shame On U and JCFS
Jul
9
to Jul 16

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

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 9am - 1pm AND
Sunday, July 16th, 2017, 9am to 1pm.

Certification requires attendance at both 4 hour sessions.

Mental Health First Aid is an eight hour course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. It is an important tool for friends and family members to know how to deal with loved ones living with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and many other mental health conditions.

About the 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.

CLICK THIS LINK OR THE IMAGE BELOW TO REGISTER.

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

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

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and 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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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and 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.

www.mishkanchicago.org/maggiesplace

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B’Lev Echad: One Crucial Night to Raise Mental Health Awareness
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

B’Lev Echad: One Crucial Night to Raise Mental Health Awareness

Moods. Thoughts. Behavior. Ability to Function. Mental Health.

 

How do you support a friend whose family member is suffering?

How do you recognize emotional distress?

You’re not a professional -what can YOU do?

 

B’Lev Echad: One crucial night to raise mental health awareness

Join us in support of a long-neglected challenge affecting the entire Chicagoland Jewish community

Tuesday evening, June 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Holiday Inn North Shore, 5300 W. Touhy Ave, Skokie

I. The Importance of Getting Help : The Torah Perspective
Rabbi Ephraim Eliyahu Shapiro
Famed international speaker; Mara D’asra Cong. Shaaray Tefilah, N. Miami Beach

II. Defining Mental-Emotional Health:  Understanding what it means. When to seek professional assistance. How therapy helps.

Norman Blumenthal, Ph.D.
Director, OHEL Miriam Center for Trauma, Bereavement and Crisis Response; Licensed clinical psychologist, Cedarhurst, NY

 

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Learn about available tools & resources.
Help yourself. Be a lifeline to others.

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Endorsed by Community Rabbonim. No charge.

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For more information: 773-478-6000 or info@madraigosmidwest.org.

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Madraigos Midwest - Refuah 311 - No Shame On U

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Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and No Shame On U
May
25
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in Nights at Maggie's Place with Mishkan and 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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