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Mobilizing Communities through Mental Health Advocacy

  • National Louis University - Northshore Campus 5202 Old Orchard Road Public Meeting Room (#353) Skokie, IL 60077 (map)

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.


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

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.