NAMI Ending the Silence is a free 50-minute virtual awareness program about mental illness designed for middle and high school audiences, teachers and parents. It includes warning signs, facts and statistics and how to get help for themselves or a friend.
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.
Research has shown that NAMI Ending the Silence for Students is effective in changing middle and high school students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions and toward seeking help.
"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
"It is amazing what just one day, one talk can do." ~Teacher