Sharing Our Stories with Law Enforcement

Sharing our stories with Law Enforcement is a new NAMI program in which a team of (usually 4) individuals living with mental illness, and family members with loved ones, conduct a panel with members of law enforcement.  In these panels, the individuals and family members share their stories with the audience, and then there is a period at the end for questions and answers.  We have conducted these presentation panels as part of the Albuquerque Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Training, and presented to reservation police, prison staff, and State Police and FBI. 

NAMI New Mexico is proud to have been chosen by NAMI National to help develop the curriculum for this program and we actually conducted the first-ever training in the nation for presenters.  Now, with NAMI New Mexico’s help, NAMI National has rolled out this important program to NAMI state organizations and affiliates across the country.

 

Cy Stanton, NAMI NM Program Director, Betty Whiton, NAMI NM President, and Shannon Scully, NAMI National, conducted the first ever presenter training for “Sharing Our Stories to Law Enforcement,” March 2019

Our first graduating class of “Law Enforcement Presenters”

 

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