More than 1,200 individuals afforded free therapy through the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic
CHICAGO – September 2023 – The Family Institute at Northwestern University joins the global initiative to commemorate World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2023, and the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is “mental health is a universal human right.”
Additional Support, Advice and Events are coming this May
CHICAGO – April 2023- This May, The Family Institute at Northwestern University will once again join the national movement to honor Mental Health Awareness Month. Expert advice, added resources and community events will be available throughout the month as the organization brings awareness about the importance of taking care of one’s mental and whole health.
Join honored mental health advocates at this fundraising event for the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic
CHICAGO - March 2023 – The Family Institute at Northwestern University presents the inaugural Gratitude Gala occurring on May 10, 2023, at 5:30 p.m., at the Ivy Room at Tree Studios in Chicago, IL. This fundraising event will feature remarks from honored mental health advocates, a silent auction, a raffle, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and much more.
Mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress and improve well-being
CHICAGO- January 2023 –As we embark on a new year many people often look for new ways to define or redefine purpose and intention in their lives. Mindfulness meditation has long been a way to reduce stress and improve well-being and The Family Institute at Northwestern University has experts available to discuss how to incorporate simple techniques to reconnect to the mind and body.
Leaders of the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic are available to discuss no-cost options for managing holiday stress
Free therapy available through the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic
CHICAGO – November 2022 –For many the holidays are a time for celebration and gatherings with family and friends, but for others this comes with a tremendous amount of stress and worry. The Family Institute at Northwestern University understands the need to provide support to people from all walks of life during these times, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Family Institute joins the national movement to bring awareness to suicide prevention
CHICAGO – September 2022 – The prevalence of suicide in America is alarming and The Family Institute at Northwestern University is joining the national movement to bring awareness to suicide prevention and offer expert advice to address this alarming crisis.
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
CHICAGO – July 2022 – This month, The Family Institute at Northwestern University is joining the movement to bring increased awareness to the unique challenges that many racial and ethnic minorities face when seeking mental health care.
Dr. Lawrence’s study will evaluate the effectiveness of ACTV
CHICAGO — October 2020 — The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant to The Family Institute at Northwestern University to support Dr. Erika Lawrence’s research for domestic violence intervention therapy.