Upcoming Events

Attending an event with MHAI is a great way to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved! All members of the community are welcome to attend MHAI events.


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Outpatient Commitment for Persons with Mental Illnesses

Friday, February 24, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Community Room

17 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL

Registration: $30

This program will discuss the history of outpatient commitment in Illinois and elsewhere, the arguments for and against outpatient commitment and whether and how it can improve mental health services in Illinois. Two CEUs will be available for social workers. 

For many years the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code has included provisions allowing a court to order that someone with a mental illness receive treatment in the community. These provisions have not been well-understood and have been used fairly infrequently.   However, recently Illinois received a federal grant to increase the use of outpatient commitment in Cook County.  

The program will include the following presenters:

  • Candice Player, PhD, JD, Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University
  • Nneka Jones Tapia, Psy.D, Executive Director, Cook County Department of Corrections
  • Mark J. Heyrman, JD, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Registration is $30. You may pre-register by clicking the button below. For questions, please contact Mark Heyrman

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The Bowl-a-Thon

Saturday, March 25, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Timber Lanes
1851 W Irving Park Road

Registration: $50 per person

Join the MHAI Junior Board for its annual fundraiser, The Bowl-A-Thon to raise funds for mental health advocacy in Illinois! Last year’s event was a striking good time, and we’re looking forward to another fun way to bring the community together to support mental health. Registration includes nearly two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, raffles and much more.

The afternoon will include two time slots for bowlers:

Turkeys: 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 
Owls: 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Register as an individual or team today. Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Samantha Simmons. 

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