One Mind Campaign Symposium - North Carolina- Cancelled

One Mind Campaign Symposium - North Carolina- Cancelled

Raleigh, NC | March 30 — 31


Given the current situation with COVID-19, the IACP has cancelled this event. The IACP took into account guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other government agencies; concerns from registrants; and travel restrictions placed on registrants by their respective agencies. While the cancellation is disappointing, we hope to reschedule this event at a future date.

The One Mind Campaign Symposium will discuss a wide range of mental health issues from a national and local North Carolina perspective, and challenges impacting the mental health of law enforcement personnel. A Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will also be offered to law enforcement officers to enable them to provide more effective mental health services to those in need.

Space is limited. Pre-registration required.


321 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC 27603 US

Symposium Agenda

Monday, March 30

9:00 – 9:30    Greeting and Opening Remarks

9:30 – 10:30    Panel Discussion 1 – Overview of Mental Health Issues in the U.S.
This panel will present a broad overview of mental health issues in America by leading providers (Mental Health First Aid, CIT International, NAMI of North Carolina)

10:30 – 10:45    Break

10:45 – 11:45    Panel Discussion 2 – Mental Health Challenges in North Carolina
This session lead by local police chiefs and sheriffs will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in dealing with individuals in crisis within North Carolina. Attendees will be encouraged to present experiences and novel approaches by their agencies.

11:45 – 1:15    Lunch on your own

1:15 – 2:15    Panel Discussion 3 – Local Mental Health Service Providers
The third panel will consist of local advocates and service providers to give an overview of the services available to agencies in the region and discuss partnerships with law enforcement and other agencies.

2:15 – 2:30    Break

2:30 – 3:30    Presentation – Mental Health and Law Enforcement Officers
Discussion about the unique challenges of addressing stress, depression, and other mental health issues suffered by law enforcement officers. Law enforcement leaders will receive to guidance to help them identify and address the issues in their agencies.

3:30 – 4:15    Facilitated Discussion – Where do we go from here?
A facilitated discussion, encouraging audience participation, to help identify strategies to address mental health issues impacting law enforcement agencies. Each of the panelists have enacted programs in their agencies and will share insights and experiences.

4:15 – 4:30    Benefits of Mental Health First Aid

4:30 – 4:45    Q&A

4:45 – 5:00    Closing Remarks

Tuesday, March 31

8:30 – 5:00    Mental Health First Aid Training
A full-day MHFA for Law Enforcement class will be offered to law enforcement personnel
(Limited to 30 participants; pre-registration required).


The registration cost for the symposium and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is free. The Monday, March 30 symposium is limited to 100 participants. The Tuesday, March 31 MHFA training is limited to 30 participants. Register online here.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

About the OMC

The One Mind Campaign seeks to ensure successful interactions between police officers and persons affected by mental illness. The initiative focuses on uniting local communities, public safety organizations, and mental health organizations so that the three become "of one mind." To join the campaign, law enforcement agencies must pledge to implement four promising practices over a 12-36 month time frame.

These practices include: establishing a clearly defined and sustainable partnership with a community mental health organization, developing a model policy to implement police response to persons affected by mental illness, training and certifying sworn officers and selected non-sworn staff in mental health first aid training or other equivalent mental health awareness course, and providing crisis intervention team training.

More information about the OMC can be found here.

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