Mental Health De-Escalation Series: For First Responders and other Security Personnel

Why Attend?
NAMI P.D. Connect was created a little over 2 years ago, and since then has 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.

Who Should Attend?

This program is beneficial for all police officers, first responders, or general security personnel. We hope that you will take advantage of this program and join us in helping to connect individuals who have a mental illness and their family members to life changing resources.




6:30PM to 9:00PM
Christ Church of Oakbrook (Room 160/161)
501 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523


Monday, August 19th 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.


If you have any questions please contact Sara Hynes at or (630) 752 – 0066