Saving Blue Lives through Training on PTSD, Suicide, Resilience, and Peer Support
The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have teamed up to help active and retired police officers, fire/ems and 9-1-1 operators to expand their knowledge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This program, “Saving Blue Lives through Training on PTSD, Suicide, Resilience and Peer Support,” is offered at no cost to those attending.
The no-cost NIU – IPPFA seminar includes:
- Learning the symptoms of PTSD
- Conditions that often arise with PTSD, such as depression and substance abuse
- Identifying ways to bolster resistance
- Suicide and conditions such as PTSD
- Methods for dealing with PTSD without the help of a mental health professional
- Effective treatments with the help of a mental health professional
NIU has received a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to underwrite this program. The seminars are conducted by a qualified mental healthcare professional, along with the assistance of experienced sworn personnel with substantial careers in emergency response.
Because of the need for social distancing during the Covid-19 situation, the program for 2021 will continue to be presented in a virtual format online. Here are the upcoming dates (all trainings are 8a – 4p):
March 22nd and 23rd
April 5th and 6th
We limit the number of attendees to 30 with Zoom, so sign up soon!