LCC President /CEO Tim Hetzner Speaks at Living Word – Orland Park, Illinois, for Mission of the Month
Are you a first responder or do you work as a security officer at a church, school, or other location?
Since creating NAMI P.D. CONNECT, we have achieved tremendous success in educating security personnel about more effective strategies for handling mental health concerns. We know that these situations can be very frustrating, and often times it may seem as if there are very little options as to what can be done. This training aims to fill in some of those gaps, empowering you to feel more certain and assured when responding to mental health situations. Throughout these sessions, we provide an overview of what mental illness is, how to best interact with someone who is exhibiting symptoms of a mental illness, and what practical resources are available to use as referrals for individuals and family members.
All sessions will take place at:
9:00am – 11:30am
Community Center, NAMI DuPage
115 N County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Attendance at all 4 sessions is not required for participation, but highly recommended.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
What is Mental Illness?
Learn more about the prevalence of mental illness, common diagnoses, and the common signs and symptoms.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Mental Health & Recovery
Hear firsthand from two speakers who have mental illness and are currently in recovery while learning about recovery options for people including therapy and medication.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
De-Escalation: Action Plan for Communicating Effectively
We will work through a very practical action plan which you can follow when handling a mental health call.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Connect with representatives from the Mental Illness Court Alternative Program (MICAP), the State’s Attorney, Gateway (Substance Use), and NAMI DuPage.
If you have any questions please contact Sara Hynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (630) 752 - 006
2 CEUs will also be available at each presentation for $20 a person.
As Christians, we not only care for the spiritual life of others but we care for the whole person. As we experience subzero extreme cold weather, and we reach out to care for the physical need of others to keep warm, below are some resources to be aware of in your ministry.
There are warming centers set up across the State of Illinois. Here is the link of where to go to find local information:
A number of municipalities that host homeless shelters and warming centers are planning on keeping them open 24/7. Contact your local jurisdictions for more information.
County and municipal partners are posting information. Here is an example from Lake County and Naperville:
Updated information on local weather can be found here:
Travel information can be found through your county Department of Transportation. Here is the link to the Illinois Department of Transportation:
Preparedness information on pipe bursts can be found here:
Winter Preparedness tips:
Lastly, keep in mind that extreme cold could cause disasters that displace residents. This information can be a helpful resource to share with those in need.
Carlos Baez from the Lord of Life LERT team in La Fox/Elburn heads up Lord of Life Lutheran Church Safety Ministry. They have been working for the last year on ways to make sure their church is a safe place for members of the congregation. With that in mind, they have been working with the Kane County Sheriff and the Fox River Countryside Fire Department to develop a plan for emergencies.
As part of this planning process, they have scheduled a training session for their Safety Ministry, Church Staff, and other interested parties, including the LERT team at their church.
They would like to invite any interested LERT team or LCMS church members to attend this training. It will be very informative on intruders, what 911 needs from you when you call them, and training on Stop the Bleed, which would be good for LERT team members working on chainsaw teams.
Saturday February 16th
9:00am – 1:00pm
Lord of Life Church
40 W 605 Route 38
Elburn, IL (LaFox)
Please reply to Carlos Baez at firstname.lastname@example.org with your RSVP for this event or make any inquiries.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. CLICK HERE to learn more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness