NAMI DuPage & The Community House will be offering a Free Mental Health First Aid
through the generous funding of Community Memorial Foundation. Now open to people living or working in any Community.
The Community House
415 W. Eighth St.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem
or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps identify, understand, and respond
to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
"Mental Health First Aid skills can be applied anytime, anywhere, and to anyone in distress, be it a neighbor exhibiting symptoms of PTSD,
an unemployed friend displaying signs of severe depression, or a teenage family member presenting evidence of self-injury"
To register please FOLLOW THIS LINK.
Or call NAMI DuPage 630-752-0066 ext. 228
2014 Annual Awards for Business Excellence
NAMI DuPage was recently honored as one of the 2014 Annual Awards for Business Excellence in the category of Non-Profit Organization. The AABEs highlight successful suburban businesses and organizations and honor the people who make them successful.
Awards were presented to 22 companies and not-for-profit organizations in 12 categories of competition. The award recipients were recognized during an evening reception on March 12, 2014, at Medinah Banquets, in Addison. Approximately 150 business executives, friends and associates were in attendance.
The recipient companies and organizations will be profiled in a special publication of The Daily Herald Business Ledger published on April 14, 2014.
The AABEs, given for business achievement, growth and community involvement, are presented to outstanding businesses and non-profit organizations with a significant presence in the suburban circulation area of the Daily Herald Business Ledger (DuPage County, Fox Valley, NW Cook County, Lake County, West Cook County, Southwest Cook County and Will County.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Help Needed
NAMI has received several new requests from national reporters looking for personal stories. They want to talk with individuals or families about bad experiences with barriers or gaps in the mental health care system---and stories in which a person finally got help and what made the difference.
In general, requests involve:
- Children, teens or young adults
- Emergency rooms and hospitals
- Outpatient services
- Affordability, insurance or other funding issues
- Criminal justice issues—particularly jails
- Homelessness; housing
- NAMI may not be able to acknowledge every submission, but every story will be considered
- Submitting a story does not commit you to being interviewed by the news media
- Names and contact information will not be shared with any reporter until NAMI contacts you first and you give permission
- Ultimately, it’s a reporter’s decision whether to contact a person for an interview. If an interview does not result, NAMI will still keep your story for other opportunities.
Please let us know if you are interested in telling your story to the news media. Please also forward this appeal to anyone else who might be interested. Many thanks for your help!
Director of Media Relations
National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI)
3803 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
New Article: Mental Health Parity Rules
|The Residential Treatment Work Group has created a guide for families who may be considering residential treatment services for their children. The Guide includes things to consider when choosing a residential treatment center, funding options, and additional resources and supports for families. The guide is now available at www.icmhp.org or by clicking the image on the left.|