Our Education & Community Training Department is pleased to offer educational Community Presentations to bring hope to families and individuals who live with mental illness and inform community members what they can do to best support and come alongside these individuals and family members. Through education we can reduce stigma, provide resources and inform the public that recovery is possible. Our department offers a variety of different types of training that are available to any organization or group requesting a presentation. We aim to tailor our presentations to your group’s needs, to make sure that you are receiving the information and education that will be most helpful to you.
“The part of the presentation that I will remember most is that though society still has this negative stigma associated with mental illness, I could help change that.”
– Community Presentation Participant
Our newly developed Community GUIDE Training for Mental Health is an 8 hour presentation that covers important statistical information, signs and symptoms, treatment, personal stories, and interactive activities and scenarios. We understand that not everyone is able to allow for 8 hours of training, and so many of our Community Presentations pull from parts of the Community Guide Training for Mental Health. While we encourage each group to consider receiving the full 8 hour Community Guide Training for Mental Health, we try to offer presentations that can fit within your timeline and also the select topics from our full training that would be most beneficial to your group.
The NAMI P.D. Connect program is primarily for first responders and security staff. Though the presentation is more focused than our Community Presentations, we are still able to redesign the program and curriculum to meet your group’s unique needs.
Schedule a presentation for your group TODAY!
For more information contact:
Sara Hynes – Education & Community Training Director
630-752-0066 x 216