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Mental Health Conference

10th Annual Mental Health Conference

Thursday, May 16, 2024
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Prairie State College Conference Center
202 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Registration opens March 1, 2024, and closes May 10, 2024

 

 

Overview

Join us for the 10th Annual Mental Health Conference: The Many Faces of Mental Health, where we will explore the diverse aspects of mental health. This in-person event will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2024, starting at 8 a.m. Hosted in the Prairie State College Conference Center, this conference aims to bring together professionals, researchers, and individuals interested in mental health. Through engaging presentations, interactive workshops, and insightful discussions, we will delve into the various dimensions of mental health. Topics to be covered include understanding different mental health conditions, promoting mental well-being, destigmatizing mental health, and exploring innovative approaches to treatment and support. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, share experiences, and network with like-minded individuals. Whether you are a mental health professional, a student, or someone passionate about mental health, this conference offers a valuable platform to gain knowledge, exchange ideas, and contribute to the ongoing conversation surrounding mental health. Mark your calendars and join us for the 10th Annual Mental Health Conference: The Many Faces of Mental Health. Together, let's work towards a society that embraces and supports mental well-being for all.

We are now accepting speaker proposals to complement the 2024 theme:  The Many Faces of Mental Health. Presentations must not go beyond 1 hour including Q&A. If you are interested, please submit your proposal as soon as possible – no later than March 22nd. We have a limited number of presentation slots which will be filled in the order received. 

Please email the following to wdceprofessions@prairiestate.edu:

  • Title of your presentation
  • Brief description of your presentation (200 words maximum)
  • Biographical sketch (200 words maximum)
  • Professional headshot

Our conference does not offer monetary compensation for presenters. However, we do offer the following exposure to your practice or company as an exchange for partnership:

  • Social media and internet marketing campaigns leading up to the conference
  • Mental Health Conference event page hosted by PSC
  • Eventbrite registration page
  • Mental Health Conference program booklet
  • Conference attendees (typically mental health and healthcare practitioners)
  • Complimentary display table on the day of the event
  • Various elements of exposure throughout the PSC campus community

Thank you for your interest in speaking at our conference.  If you have any questions or wish to discuss further, please feel free to call or email us.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

2024 Mental Health Committee


This conference is designed for individuals who seek to broaden their understanding of mental health issues. Healthcare professionals, educators, counselors, social services workers, and emergency services personnel are especially encouraged to attend, as they will gain valuable tools to enhance their work in these fields.
  • 6.0 CEUs available to Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practical Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Speech Pathologists through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • 6.0 PDs for Teachers through the Illinois State Board of Education
  • 6.0 PDCs for Human Resources professionals through SHRM

Registration Information

Registration Opens: March 1, 2024 | Registration Closes: May 10, 2024

  • Early Bird Registration (March 1-31)  - $49 ($69 including CEU/PD)
  • Standard Registration (April 1-30) - $59 ($79 including CEU/PD)
  • Late Registration (May 1-10) - $79 ($99 including CEU/PD)

About the Prairie State College Conference Center

The Prairie State College Conference Center is a modern meeting venue offering flexible room arrangements, audio-visual equipment, catering, and customized event planning by a team of professionals who will assist with creating a memorable experience for you and your attendees.

Directions

PSC is less than 30 miles from Chicago's downtown Loop and is accessible by interstate highways and major roads. For those without automobile transportation, the College is located on a bus route operated by PACE, the Chicago suburbs' main bus company.

Drive south on I-94 to I-80 west exit. Follow I-80 west about two miles to Halsted Street south exit (Route 1). Take Halsted Street south about three miles to the Vollmer Road. Make a right onto Vollmer Road. Drive slightly less than one block, make a left into PSC, then park in parking lot D.

Proceed to the sidewalk on the west side of parking lot D. Turn left onto the sidewalk and proceed up the hilly walkway to the double doors (on your right) with a small green sign, “M36.” Upon entry, make an immediate right turn into the Conference Center.


Take the Tri-State Tollway (294) south to I-80/94 east. Follow I-80/94 east about one mile to Halsted Street south exit (Route 1). Take Halsted Street south about three miles to the Vollmer Road. Make a right onto Vollmer Road. Drive slightly less than one block, and make a left into PSC parking lot D. Proceed to the sidewalk on the west side of parking lot D. Turn left onto the sidewalk and proceed up the hilly walkway to the double doors (on your right) with a small green sign, “M36.” Upon entry, make an immediate right turn into the Conference Center.


Drive north on I-57 to the Vollmer Road exit. Follow Vollmer Road east about five miles to the PSC campus on your right. Enter the campus via parking lot D. Proceed to the sidewalk on the west side of parking lot D. Turn left onto the sidewalk and proceed up the hilly walkway to the double doors (on your right) with a small green sign, “M36.” Upon entry, make an immediate right turn into the Conference Center.


Follow I-80 west to Halsted Street south exit (Route 1). Take Halsted Street south about three miles to Vollmer Road. Make a right onto Vollmer Road. Drive slightly less than one block, and make a left into PSC parking lot D. Proceed to the sidewalk on the west side of parking lot D. Turn left onto the sidewalk and proceed up the hilly walkway to the double doors (on your right) with a small green sign, “M36.” Upon entry, make an immediate right turn into the Conference Center.


For additional information, please email wdceprofessions@prairiestate.edu or call (708) 709-2957.

 

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