Ending the Silence

Ending the Silence is an engaging 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.

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About this Program

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. This presentation includes educational slides, videos, and discussion. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

This free 50-minute presentation is designed for middle and high school students, school staff, and/or adult family members of students.

About this Program

What You Will Gain

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NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence

What Your Students Will Learn:

  • The science and impact of mental illness on youth as well as concrete ways to use this knowledge
  • 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

Ending the Silence for School Staff

NAMI Ending the Silence

What School Staff Will Learn:

  • The science and impact of mental illness on youth as well as concrete ways to use this knowledge
  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • That people with mental illness can life full lives
  • Recovery and coping strategies
  • How to talk to students and their families about mental illness
  • How to help students exhibiting symptoms
  • How to reduce stigma around mental illness

Ending the Silence for Families

NAMI Ending the Silence

What Families Will Learn:

  • The science and impact of mental illness on youth as well as concrete ways to use this knowledge
  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • That people with mental illness can life full lives
  • Recovery and coping strategies
  • How to talk to school staff about youth mental health
  • How to help their middle or high school-age family member
  • How to reduce stigma around mental illness
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Schedule

Schedule an Ending the Silence Presentation or Train to be an Ending the Silence Presenter

For more information, contact NAMI Vermont at (800) 639-6480 or email[email protected]

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