The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute of Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will hold its Eighth Annual Community Mental Health Conference from 12:45 to 5:30 p.m. on May 31 at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue,

1224 Dempster St

. The theme for this year’s conference is “Shattering Myths: Men, Boys and Mental Health.”

It is estimated that 1 in 4 men has a disabling mental illness. Six million American men will be diagnosed with depression in any given year and many have suffered silently. Four times as many men as women commit suicide.

The cost of the program is $30, after May 23, $35. Scholarships are available.

The conference is made possible by the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. For more information about the event, call the conference hotline at 312.467.2552 or visit