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Free Mental Health Awareness Training at Olive-Harvey College

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10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Chicago, IL 60628

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The Kennedy Forum in partnership with City Colleges of Chicago Olive-Harvey, is hosting a free Mental Health Awareness Training provided by The Kennedy Forum Illinois. This training is open to any and all community members. All training participants will receive a certificate of completion.


Mental Health Awareness Training helps participants identify signs and symptoms of mental illness, reduce stigma, understand recovery and treatment, and how to help during a mental health crisis. A certificate of completion is provided to all participants. Learning objectives include:


What is mental health?

How does stigma affect people?

Who do you call in a mental health emergency?

Where can you go for treatment?





In 2019, The Kennedy Forum is spearheading a community-based initiative to provide free training to community members on the South Side about mental health, where to find services in their community, and how to contact a crisis intervention team (CIT) trained police officer in a time of crisis. The goal of this project is to:

1. Increase knowledge of signs and symptoms of mental illness.
2. Reduce stigmatizing attitudes/beliefs about mental illness.
3. Increase knowledge about how to request a CIT trained officer in a crisis situation.
4. Increase referrals to professional mental health services.

For more information about this project, visit this link: CLICK to register and join the contact list for future trainings. Also, you may contact James Burns at The Kennedy Forum via email or phone: James@thekennedyforum.org. 312-479-2636.

Funding for this initiative is provided in part by the Chicago Department of Public Health.


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