Crisis Training for Educators, Faith Leaders and Community Based Organization Staff and Volunteers

Community partners and providers are offering free trainings for educators, faith leaders, and community based organizations to help inform trusted leaders in the community about mental health and addiction signs, symptoms and solutions. Trainings will include information about how to identify mental health and addiction crises, and if calling 911, how to access Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained Police Officers. CIT trained Officers of the Chicago Police Department are trained to support people in a mental health or addiction crisis.

Free of charge, these programs will be offered from January 2017 - June 2017.

To request training, please complete the following form, and a volunteer will get back to you with organizations offering training.

If you are seeking information about treatment or support services related to mental health or addiction, please contact the NAMI helpline at (312) 563-0445. Monday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. You may also locate services online at or download more information about Crisis Intervention Team training.

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback how to improve this form, please contact James Burns at 312-479-2636 or

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