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NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves.

What You Should Expect

  • Fifty-minute presentation is free of cost.
  • Designed for high school students and typically offered in a freshman/sophomore health, science or psychology class.
  • Led by a team of trained presenters including a young adult living in recovery from mental illness.
  • Includes presenter stories, educational slides, videos and discussion.
     

What Your Students Will Hear

A toolkit of practical information

Your students can learn the science and impact of mental illness on youth well as concrete ways to use this knowledge. Topics covered include:

  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness.
  • Statistics on how mental illness affects youth.
  • Personal perspectives on the experience of living with mental illness.
  • Recovery and coping strategies.
  • Ways to seek help for themselves or for a friend.
  • Ways to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

An empowered view of a misunderstood topic

The presentation’s message of empathy and hope encourages students to actively care for themselves and for their peers, whether by reaching out for help, encouraging a friend or family member to seek help or by reducing stigma. Contact with a positive role model, in the form of the young adult presenter, can powerfully change their views of a common but stigmatized life experience. The discussion portion gives students a rare opportunity to ask questions and learn personal truths about mental illness.

What Your Students Will Receive

Resources they can use if mental illness enters their lives, including:

  • Cards with contact information for mental health agencies and youth support services.
  • A list of symptoms/warning signs of mental illness.
  • Recommendations on how to help a friend who is experiencing mental health problems.
     

Request a Presentation

Contact the NAMI Hamilton County office to schedule a presentation.

Info@namihc.org   (513) 351-3500

 

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