Welcome to The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education


The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute's 11th Annual Mental Health Conference on June 3, 2012



Shortly after their daughter, Naomi, took her own life, Larry and Marilyn Cohen publicly broke their silence about Naomi's struggle with bipolar disorder.  They founded The Naomi Ruth Cohen Charitable Foundation. The foundation's mission was two-fold: to honor the memory of Naomi and to promote education, anti-discrimination, and advocacy as a means of reducing the stigma of mental illness.

Since its modest beginning in 2001, the foundation has forged partnerships with dozens of mental health professionals and reached thousands of community members through conferences, workshops, and other outreach programming.  In 2008, the foundation formally affiliated with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and became The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education.  

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For more information about The Cohen Institute, please visit our website or contact us directly: 

Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education
at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 North Wells St., Room 742
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312.467.2552
NRCInstitute@thechicagoschool.edu