Dealing with Mentally Ill Individuals
While law enforcement agencies follow strict procedures and protocols for dealing with citizens, facing emotionally disturbed and mentally ill individuals presents unique challenges, may pose a potential for violence and requires officers to make difficult decisions about the mental state and intent of the individual. Discuss strategies for recognizing major mental illnesses such as antisocial/psychopathy, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, depression and substance abuse. Learn skills and abilities to handle these situations effectively and legally, while avoiding unnecessary violence and potential civil litigation.
Instructors: National Alliance on Mental Illness DuPage (NAMI DuPage)
NAMI DuPage's mission is to provide support, advocacy and education in order to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illness and their families. NAMI DuPage instructors include a clinical professional, physician, mental health clinician, attorney, NAMI community education director as well as three diagnosed individual speakers.
Tuesday, April 24
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC)