Helping middle and high schoolers understand mental health issues makes a big difference. NAMI’s Ending the Silence teaches students how to recognize early warning signs for themselves and their friends, where and how to get help, and when it’s not okay to keep a secret. The in-school presentation helps to raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health problems.
In this 50-minute mental health awareness program designed for middle and high school age youth, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition. Along with receiving facts and statistics about youth and mental health conditions, students will hear from a young adult in recovery, who will share their story of challenges and triumphs with students. Students will have the rare opportunity to ask questions about mental health challenges to individuals who has lived experience.
NAMI’s Ending the Silence (ETS) aims to instill a message of hope and recovery and to encourage teens to actively care for themselves and their peers by reaching out for help and by reducing the stigma of living with mental illness.
Learn more about ETS or download a one-page ETS Information Flyer.