Changing Perspectives and Altering Perceptions: Understanding Mental Health

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Conference Overview

Prairie State College is hosting its Fifth Annual Mental Health Conference on September 27, 2018. The purpose of this event is to increase awareness of the complexities of mental illness and provide ways to reduce the stigmas associated with it. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from a keynote presenter, choose from a variety of breakout sessions and gain new insights during a panel discussion. Those who work in healthcare, education, counseling, social services and emergency services are encouraged to attend to gain new tools to implement in their workplace. (CEU’s and PD’s are available for an additional fee). Also, those interested in learning about mental health issues will gain valuable information.

Contact Us

To request additional information, email  or call (708) 709-3602.


7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Check –In, Exhibitors  and Breakfast
8:30– 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Senator Michael Hastings Remarks
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.    Keynote Address
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch 
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Breakout Sessions
1:30 – 1:45 pm.      Break
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.   Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 3 p.m. Break
3 – 4 p.m. Panel Discussion

Register for the Conference

Register by Tuesday, September 25
Registration: $49
Registration and CEUs: $69
Earn 6.0 CEUs / PDs
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors

Licensed Professional Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists
Nursing Home Administrators
Social Workers
Teachers (PD)
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Breakout Session Proposal Overview

Prairie State College is seeking proposals for breakout session presenters for the Fifth Annual Mental Health Conference. We are looking for experts in the mental health field, as well as those who have been personally impacted by mental disorders, to facilitate one of the breakout sessions and provide tools and strategies for attendees to use professionally and/or personally. Please complete the form below to submit your proposal for consideration.

To request additional information, email or call (708) 709-3602.

Submit Proposal for Breakout Session