Above /  Members of the Metea Valley High School Concert Band perform prior to the recent Linden Oaks Behavioral Health’s “Music and the Mind” event at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville. (From left) James Sefton, Eric Yuill, Arjun Funbarajan and Kristen Carlson. 

Meghan Moreno serves as Executive Director for the Edward Foundation.

UPDATE, May 16, 2017 / Linden Oaks Behavioral Health raised $60,000 at its gala event, “Music and the Mind,” on April 21 at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville. More than 300 individuals attended the event, which was held to bring attention and resources to mental health awareness and treatment.

“Music and the Mind” featured music by Juilliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist, Richard Kogan, MD. The performance explored the impact of psychological factors and psychiatric illness on the creative output of the great composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven.

 All of the proceeds from “Music and the Mind” will fund programs, services and capital needs for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses and substance abuse, through Linden Oaks, a provider of complex services for severe mood, personality, eating, anxiety and addictive disorders. For more information about Linden Oaks, visit www.lindenoaks.org.

For immediate assistance and a free and confidential behavioral health assessment, call the Linden Oaks 24/7 Help Line at (630) 305-5027.


Original Post, Feb. 28, 2017 / Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will host a gala event, “Music and the Mind,” beginning at 5PM on Tues., April 21, at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 303 Corporate West Drive in Lisle. The event is designed to bring attention and resources to mental health awareness and treatment.

‘Music and the Mind” will benefit Linden Oaks Behavioral Health , located on the Edward Hospital campus in Naperville. The event is designed to bring attention and resources to mental health awareness and treatment. (PN File Photo)

“Music and the Mind” will feature a musical performance by Juilliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist, Richard Kogan, MD.

Dr. Kogan guides a dynamic presentation that explores the impact of psychological factors and psychiatric illness on the creative output of the great composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).

Beethoven’s imaginative mind and mood for music

Richard Kogan, MD

The presentation uses Beethoven’s personal story to communicate the complexity of mental health and raise questions about treatment and use of music to support healing.

Dr. Kogan has been praised for his “eloquent, compelling, and exquisite playing” by The New York Times, and The Boston Globe wrote that “Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world’s two most demanding professions.”

Tickets, which are $150 each, include the performance as well as cocktails, appetizers, and an opportunity to mingle with guests and Dr. Kogan after the show.

All of the proceeds from “Music and the Mind” will fund programs, services and capital needs for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses and substance abuse, through Linden Oaks, a provider of complex services for severe mood, personality, eating, anxiety and addictive disorders.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.eehealth.org/loh.

For more information about Linden Oaks, visit www.lindenoaks.org.

For immediate assistance and a free and confidential behavioral health assessment, call the Linden Oaks 24/7 Help Line at (630) 305-5027.

Story and Dr. Kogan’s photo submitted by Keith Hartenberger, Public Information Officer, for Edward-Elmhurst Health. 

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