News & Events
The latest updates on CIT in Indiana and around the world
THE CIT Indiana Coordinator Manual and Website have launched!
NAMI Indiana has been advocating for years for state support for CIT. We are thrilled that the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction is supporting NAMI Indiana in expanding CIT. Their support made the creation of the manual and website possible!
CIT International has launched "CIT Program Certification"
CIT International provides CIT programs the opportunity to receive certification through a structured assessment and feedback process. There are four levels of certification based on the degree to which a program has implemented CIT best practices.
NAMI Launches Frontline Wellness
NAMI is pleased to join the #FirstRespondersFirst initiative to support frontline health care and public safety professionals facing the adverse mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This community-centered initiative is called NAMI Frontline Wellness. Find information and resources specific to your profession. We want you to know that your mental health and wellness matter, and we are here to lean on for support.
Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement
A NAMI Signature Program
NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement (SYSLE) is a presentation
program that trains peers and families to share their stories of mental illness and recovery during law enforcement training, such as Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.
Officers that hear these stories report greater empathy and understanding, and an increased desire to adapt their response to people experiencing a mental health crisis. NAMI’s goal is to ensure that every law enforcement officer has this opportunity.
CareSource provides $25,000 to NAMI Indiana to support CIT coordinators and programs