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.Series Schedule: August 2019 Attendance at all 4 sessions is not required for participation, but highly recommended.
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.
For more information contact Sara Hynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to namidupage.org
NAMI DuPage - 115 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 -
Christ Church of Oakbrook (Room 262/263)
501 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Learn all about the most common mental illnesses, and the signs and symptoms which might be present.