Mental Health Essentials

Why Mental Health Training?

 

More common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease, mental illness will affect one in every five individuals sometime during their lifetime. However, many people remain misinformed about

mental illness, often believing that people with mental illnesses are “crazy” or dangerous individuals who will never recover. Discrimination and stigma against those with mental illness is widespread and deters families from seeking the medical and social support they need to help loved ones recover. Because of stigma, less than 30% of people with a mental health diagnosis seek medical treatment. There is an urgent need for education, both to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to promote the early identification and treatment of mental health issues. Presenters from our Speaker’s Bureau present their personal recovery stories living with mental illness, or being a friend or family of someone with a mental illness.

 

What Can We Offer?

Our Mental Health Essentials Training offers specialized presentations that cover basic information about mental illness such as signs and symptoms, talk about the prevalence and importance of discussing mental health problems, and also provide practical steps for connecting people with mental illness and their family members to appropriate people and resources.

[I learned] how to build more meaningful relationships with patients and gain trust and work as a team.”

– Mental Health Essentials Participant

 

“[It was] great to hear the perspective of a person who has overcome their illness and is doing really well. [It was] very encouraging to me and made me more hopeful of my loved ones’ recovery”

– Mental Health Essentials Participant

 

We 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 your group. Presenters from our Speaker’s Bureau present their personal recovery stories living with mental illness, or being a friend or family of someone with a mental illness.

Schedule a presentation for your group TODAY!

Request a presentation!

Please request a presentation at least 60 days prior to the desired presentation date(s).

Looking for a full day training? Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Read more about Mental Health First Aid HERE.

 

Mental Health Essentials Training Pricing

Type of Presentation Charge
1 hour or less, 1 speaker $100
Up to 2 hours, up to 2 speakers $175
Up to 3 hours, up to 3 speakers $250
Up to 4 hours, up to 3 speakers $325

*For requests of presentations of any unlisted length- please call the office for a pricing.

 

Mental Health Essentials Training Flyer

 

For more information contact:
Sara Hynes – Community Education Director
s.hynes@namidupage.org
630-752-0066  x 216