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Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. All month long we recognize and bring attention to important mental health issues and opportunities in our community with information on events at Cathedral and other like-minded organizations, so you can get involved and be an advocate for mental health.


Stamp Out Stigma

May is full of many mental health observances: Mental Health Month; Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; National Prevention Week; Older Americans’ Mental Health Week; Schizophrenia Awareness Week; National Mental Health and Dignity Day; National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week; Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.


Mental Health Month Events Calendar

Click for a calendar of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Greater Chicago sponsored events for Mental Health Month.


Put Mental Health On the Table

Since 2014, The Kennedy Forum has partnered with the Chicago Community Trust to host On The Table. This is a day when the Trust invites the community to host conversations on topics important to them, usually centered around a meal. The Kennedy Forum is encouraging the mental health community to host conversations around mental health and addiction, with a goal of having 500 conversations affiliated with the Kennedy Forum.

Click to read about some of the hosts of these conversations across the nation.


Mental Health America Invites Everyone to Spread the Word About Mental Health

Fitness #4Mind4Body is the 2018 theme and Mental Health America (MHA) will "focus on what we as individuals can do to be fit for our own futures – no matter where we happen to be on our own personal journeys to health and wellness – and, most especially, before Stage 4."

Click here for the tools and resources they've put together to help organizations spread the word that mental health is something everyone should care about and to conduct awareness activities.


Unjust Incarceration: Breaking the Cycle for Individuals with Mental Illness

On May 25, 2016 Cathedral welcomed The Honorable Tom Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, and Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, psychologist and Executive Director of the Cook County Jail to discuss the Cook County Sheriff’s programs addressing the needs of individuals struggling with mental illness.  

Check out photos of this event.