Ending the Silence
With the recent changes in our lives and implementing social distancing, we are excited to announce that we have converted our once in-person Ending the Silence program to be presented via a live Zoom Webinar.
How Does It Work?
- Leave an inquiry below and our Education Director will reach out to you with more information and assist you with scheduling a webinar for students, staff, family, or community.
- Once a date and time is set, you will be given a link to register for the Ending the Silence webinar.
- From there you may share that link with your group of students, staff, family, or community to register for the webinar. We ask that each attendee registers individually and does not share the link with any outside individuals for safety measurements
What is NAMI’s Ending the Silence Program?
- A free 50 minute prevention and early intervention program that engages individuals in a discussion about mental health.
- Participants will learn how to recognize the early warning signs of mental health conditions and what to do if someone is exhibiting these signs.
- Learn facts, statistics, and how to help yourself or a loved one struggling with a mental illness.
- Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often misunderstood topic.
- The presentation is lead by two young individuals who share their experiences within themselves or a family member with a mental health condition.
Our main goal is to break the stigma that is often associated with mental illness and give hope to those who may be struggling with a mental health condition. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.
What Are People Saying?
“I’m really grateful and glad that you talked to us. I often feel very alone or weird because many kids my age don’t understand. But, now I’m sure they would be more supportive of me.” -Student
“I was armed with additional knowledge to approach the subject of mental illness.” – Family member
“The information was informative and it was strengthened by the presenter’s experiences.” -Staff member
What We Provide
- A non-judgmental atmosphere where individuals can freely ask the questions that they may have about mental health.
- Resource cards with valuable phone numbers and websites for mental health support services, along with a list of warnings signs of mental health conditions.
- The testimony of a young adult who shares their personal struggles, journey, and road to recovery living with a mental illness.
- Assurance that individuals dealing with a mental health issue are not alone.
*This is not a CEU certified program