Do you have experience with mental health crises and law enforcement?
Do you or one of your family members have experience with a mental health crisis? During that crisis, did you or your family member have interactions with law enforcement? No presenting experience is necessary. We will train you.
Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement (SYSLE) is a presentation program that trains peers and
families to share their stories with a law enforcement audience, such as during Crisis Intervention Team
(CIT) training, panels and other events where mental illness, crisis response, or related topics are
SYSLE presenters provide an opportunity for law enforcement to hear about the experience of someone
who was in crisis and may have interacted with law enforcement as a result, but is now living well with
mental illness. This program helps officers understand individual and family perspectives, how it affects
them, and what recovery can be like for them, with or without justice system involvement.
More information about CIT and STYLE:
- Share your experience of interacting with law enforcement while your family member was in a mental health crisis
- Typically a 4-5 people present in a panel for police officers
- Commitment varies depending on volunteer’s schedule and needs of organization
- Online training is required. We will send this information to you via email.
A little bit more information on NAMI:
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI started with a small group of families in 1979 and has grown to include more than 500 local affiliates. The affiliate NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties was started 20 years ago by a small group of volunteers who were committed to understanding and supporting their loved ones with mental illness. The dedication of these volunteers was the backbone of NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties for many years. Today volunteers continue to be the heart of the organization and are supported now by a small, dedicated group of staff members. Through volunteer-led educational classes, support groups, and community programs NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties has impacted and continues to affect the lives of countless individuals.
If you are interested, please reach out to Angela through email at Angela@NotAloneOhio.org
About NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties (Ohio)
P. O Box 601, 814 Bowtown Road, Delaware, OH 43015, US
To improve the quality of life and ensure dignity and respect for persons with serious mental illness, and offer support to their families and close friends.
We advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness.
- Educate the public about mental illness.
- Work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.
- Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.
We offer educational classes and support groups for people living with mental illness and their families and friends.
814 Bowtown RoadDelaware, OH 43015
September 8, 2021
- Mental Health
- Law Enforcement
- Social Work
- Driver's License Needed
- Orientation or Training
- Time commitment varies depending the volunteer's availability and law enforcement's request for training