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