Welcome to NAMI Indiana, our State Organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are a grassroots public charity helping people living with serious mental illnesses, their families and friends. We support local NAMI Affiliates, train volunteer leaders, provide continuing education for professionals, and partner for systems change at the state level. Please explore to learn more about our mission and impact.
Too often, individuals experiencing symptoms of mental illness become involved in the criminal justice system. Learn from experienced professionals in mental health and criminal justice about the latest initiatives to de-criminalize mental illness when we gather at the Indianapolis Marriott North on March 20, 2015. Hear lived experience from people in recovery. Network with judges, prosecutors, people who work in law enforcement, corrections, community corrections, probation, parole, mental health, advocacy, and more. To learn more, view the agenda, see our presenters' bios, or register, visit our Summit page. We hope to see you there!
Our 2015 Meet & Greet will convene on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
**The location has changed from the NORTH Atrium to the SOUTH Atrium.**
Youth Mental Health First Aid - February 10, 2015 - 8 am to 5 pm
Larue Carter Hospital, 2601 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Cost - $50 includes book
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?
The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, parents, etc.), but is being tested for appropriateness within older adolescent groups (16 and older) so as to encourage youth peer to peer interaction. In January 2013, President Obama recommended training for teachers in Mental Health First Aid. The core Mental Health First Aid course has been successfully offered to more than 100,000 people across the USA, including hospital staff, employers and business leaders, faith communities, law enforcement, and the general public.
NAMI Indiana is offering two more Mental Health First Aid courses. MHFA is an education program for front-line professionals that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.
We will offer the 8 hour course on Tuesday, October 21 and November 18, 2014. Read more about the program, if it's a good fit for your organization or career, and how you can register.
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