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Understanding Mental Health with JCFS

This past year, we have been through big ups and downs (well, mostly downs) with the participants in our virtual programs. It’s hard to understand how they may be feeling through a zoom screen, and it may even be harder for professionals to reach out.

In this one-hour workshop, JCFS educator Nina Henry will introduce tools for assisting program participants who may be struggling with mental health conditions. Together, let’s understand how to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and addictions and how we can connect our participants with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC is an Addiction Specialist and Mental Health Educator at JCFS Chicago. She has been active in the substance use and mental health fields for nearly 30 years and has provided Mental Health First Aid training for 10 years. Ms. Henry received her Master of Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and was certified to provide addiction treatment services by the Illinois Certification Board in 1991.

We invite all professionals of Jewish organizations in Chicagoland to attend, specifically those working in the teen, young adult and engagement spaces.