Make a difference in the life of teens…

NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging middle and high school presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include two leaders: one who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

What to Expect…
  • A free 50-minute presentation
  • Designed for middle and high schoolers
  • Educational slides, videos and discussion
  • Student and teacher resources
What Students Will Hear…
  • Your students can learn the science and impact of mental illness on youth as well as concrete ways to use this knowledge. Topics covered include:
  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • That people with mental illness can life full lives
  • Recovery and coping strategies
  • How to speak up for themselves or a friend
  • How to reduce stigma around mental illness
Schedule an Ending the Silence Presentation at Your School…

To schedule NAMI VT’s free Ending the Silence presentation at your school, complete our online form here:

ETS Presentation Request Form


Become an Ending the Silence Presenter

Presenters engage students with their brave personal journeys while following the structure of the presentation. Training involves a self-paced, online and live virtual training. It’s free for NAMI Vermont members and includes all materials. To become a trained volunteer presenter for VT’s Ending the Silence program, submit our online application here:

ETS Volunteer Presenter Application


Ending the Silence Presentation Evaluation Form

If you have recently attended an Ending the Silence presentation, please take a moment to fill out our Evaluation Form. We value your thoughts and comments. Complete your evaluation here:

ETS Presentation Evaluation Form


For more information, contact Kristy Hommel at:

khommel@namivt.org (802) 727-0629