Next Live Training

MENTAL ILLNESS

How to handle problematic behavior

(90 minutes)

APRIL 7, 2022

RECORDING AVAILABLE

  • How to deal with GOOD days and BAD days
  • What to do when someone is disruptive or potentially dangerous
  • How to respond to someone with delusions (and the two types of delusions you should be concerned about)

Basic introduction to mental illness

(90 minutes)

MAY 26, 2022

1:00 PM CENTRAL

11 AM PT / 12 PM MT / 2 PM ET

  • Basic overview of the major mental health conditions
  • Special focus on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders

Live Q&A with Dr. Eric Ward and Ryan Dowd

(60 minutes)

JUNE 9, 2022

1:00 PM CENTRAL

11 AM PT / 12 PM MT / 2 PM ET

Have a question about the training or how to handle a specific situation?

Now’s your chance to ask an expert!

Dr. Eric Ward (Doctorate in Psychology, entire career working in mental health) will co-host a Q&A with Ryan and answer your tough questions.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

(60 minutes)

JULY 14, 2022

1:00 PM CENTRAL

11 AM PT / 12 PM MT / 2 PM ET

Watch Ryan’s interviews with several brave people who are dealing with mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar, personality disorders, etc.) and are willing to share about their struggles.

You’ll hear:

  • How they were diagnosed
  • What their “bad days” look like
  • What they wish people knew about their illness
  • And much more!

You can watch the training live, or watch the replay.
Recordings will be available via Zoom for 4 weeks following the live trainings.

FREE FOR MEMBERS

If your organization has a paid membership to our trainings, you can attend for FREE.

Library staff in the following states can attend for free under your state's license:
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • free

    TAUGHT BY RYAN DOWD

    Author of the ALA book, The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness.

    Former Executive Director of a large homeless shelter outside of Chicago.

    Global trainer to libraries, police departments, nonprofits and other organizations on how to compassionately manage problematic behavior from troubled individuals.