NAMI Ending the Silence
WHAT IS ENDING THE SILENCE?
Ending the Silence is a 50-minute NAMI program designed for middle and high school audiences. This transformational program is devoted to giving students an opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative presentation with short videos and personal testimony. Through the presentation, students learn symptoms and indicators of mental illness, and are given ideas about how to help themselves, friends, or family members who may be in need of support.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
The program is delivered by a trained two-person team, including an individual who relates to the student population by sharing their own journey with a diagnosable mental health condition.
Students are given a resource card with valuable phone numbers and websites for mental health agencies and youth support services along with a list of symptoms/warning signs of mental illness. At the conclusion of the presentation, postcards are mailed home to parents informing them of the program. Students are also given information regarding additional programs and services they can utilize for support.
A primary goal of this program is to create a generation of students that are well-positioned to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness through education and advocacy.
Read student testimonials about the effectiveness of Ending The Silence here: Ending the Silence Student Testimonials
HOW CAN I BRING ENDING THE SILENCE TO MY SCHOOL?
HOW CAN I BE AN ENDING THE SILENCE PRESENTER IN MY COMMUNITY?
We are looking for passionate young adults (ages 18-30) to present the ETS program to high school audiences. Trainings are held via online format. Please contact Serena at firstname.lastname@example.org