NAMI 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.

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 an understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

Who Can Participate?

  • NAMI Ending the Silence for Students is a 50-minute presentation designed for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts, and statistics and how to get help for themselves or a friend. 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.
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for School Staff is a 1-hour presentation for school staff members that includes information about warning signs, facts, statistics, how to approach students, and how to work with families.
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for Families is a 1-hour presentation for adults with middle or high school-aged youth that includes warning signs, facts, statistics, how to talk with your child, and how to work with school staff.

What Will You Learn?

  • Recognize the warning signs for themselves and their friends and how to get help
  • Raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions
  • Develop a community of support
  • Provide practical, current information about mental health conditions
  • Diminish the stigma around mental health conditions so teens feel comfortable talking about how they feel in order to get the help they need

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It is also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

Who Can Participate?
NAMI Family & Friends is open to the general public.

What Will You Learn?

The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment, and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

NAMI In Our Own Voice changes attitudes, assumptions, and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40-, 60-, or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it is like to have a mental health condition.

Who Can Participate?

NAMI In Our Own Voice is open to the general public.

What Will You Learn?

  • An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic
  • A chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions
  • The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams, and goals
  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community


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Please contact us to schedule a presentation and for more information.


Each presentation has its own requirements, and if you would like to apply please click here to view the requirements and the application process.