Workshops

We have many different Workshops and Presentations which we offer in addition to our regular programming. Check out some of the following programs below!

 

Families Together Workshop: Developing a Plan for Change

Having a family member with a mental health diagnosis can present many challenges. This Workshop will help you to develop a plan that may include strategies, communication techniques, and ways to develop a family contract.

Dates: June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
Time: 7pm to 8:30 pm
Location: NAMI DuPage 115 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, 60187
Fee: $25/individual or $40/couple
To Register: p.johnstone@namidupage.org

For more information contact Patty Johnstone p.johnstone@namidupage.org

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NAMI Overview of Mental Illness and Services

Do you or a loved one live with mental illness? This presentation is a great “start here” educational event for you. It will cover basic information about mental illness such as signs and symptoms, the prevalence and importance of discussing mental health problems, and practical steps for connecting people with mental illness and their family members to appropriate people and resources. Presenters from NAMI’s Speakers Bureau will share their personal recovery stories of living with mental illness, or being a friend or family member of someone living with a mental illness.

Date/Time: May 30th, 2019 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Location: Christ Church of Oakbrook, 501 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523 – Room 160/161

RSVP to Sara Hynes at s.hynes@namidupage.org or (630) 752 – 0066

 

Peer Support in the Hospital: From ER to Discharge and Beyond

Please join us in understanding the value Peer Counselors bring to the hospital system with presenters:

  • Paula Moore, MS, RN, NE-BC
    Manager of Inpatient Behavioral Health Services at Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Dr. Vanessa Klugman, MD, ACC
    Certified Professional Life Coach
  • Dave Lambie & Henry Tyler
    NAMI Dupage ER Peer Counselors

WHEN:Thursday, May 16th, 6:30 – 8:00pm

WHERE: Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Red and Black Oak Room – 3815 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

RSVP to Patty Johnstone p.johnstone@namidupage.org

 

Mental Health Essentials Series

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.

Tuesday, August 6th
Introduction: What is Mental Illness?
Learn more about the prevalence of mental illness, the impact of stigma, and hear a personal story from someone with mental illness.

Tuesday, August 13th
Signs & Symptoms
Learn all about the most common mental illnesses, and the signs and symptoms which might be present.

Tuesday, August 20th
Mental Health Recovery
Hear first hand from a speaker about mental health recovery, while learning about recovery options for people including therapy and medication.

Tuesday, August 27th
What Can I Do?
After learning about mental illness, you can now better learn how best to engage or start a conversation with someone who you think might be experiencing mental health symptoms. In addition to learning practical steps for starting a conversation, learn about available resources.

To register click HERE!

If you have any questions please contact Sara Hynes at s.hynes@namidupage.org or (630) 752 – 0066

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Social Security Disability: Change and Confusion

What is This Presentation About?

The different Social Security disability law and programs

  • How Social Security analyzes claims
  • How to prepare the strongest case possible to the Social Security Administration
  • The application process and how months can be shaved from the processing time
  • Practical hints in dealing with the bureaucracy
  • How to communicate with physicians
  • How to minimize the chance of delays and lost files
  • Rules regarding how to return to work while on SSDI and SSI

Where: Community Center, NAMI DuPage—115 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187

When: Monday, May 20, 2019 – 7pm to 8:30pm

Please RSVP to Sara Hynes at s.hynes@namidupage.org

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Speaker Series

NAMI DuPage knows how important it is to provide information on the best educational and supportive services available for people affected by mental illness and for community organizations and service providers. Through the NAMI DuPage Speaker Series, we invite professionals and peers to the table to speak on their experiences and knowledge as it relates to some of the topics that we receive the most questions about. These presentations are open to anyone: family members, individuals, professionals, or general community members.

To learn more about the dates and times of the sessions or to register, click HERE.

 

First Responder De-Escalation Series

This program is beneficial for all police officers, first responders, or general security personnel. 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.

Monday, August 5th
What is Mental Illness?
Learn more about the prevalence of mental illness, common diagnoses, and the common signs and symptoms.

Monday, August 12th
Mental Health & Recovery
Hear first hand from two speakers who have mental illness and are currently in recovery while learning about recovery options for people including therapy and medication.

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.

Monday, August 26th
Community Resources
Connect with representatives from the Mental Illness Court Alternative Program (MICAP), the State’s Attorney, Gateway (Substance Use), and NAMI DuPage.

To register or learn more click HERE.

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If you have any questions please contact Sara Hynes at s.hynes@namidupage.org or (630) 752 – 0066