For Parents, Youth, and Educators
NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students, teachers, and families about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.
- Free of cost to schools and communities
- NAMI Ending the Silence for Students: 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: 1-hour presentation for school staff members that includes information about warning signs, facts and statistics, how to approach students and how to work with families
- NAMI Ending the Silence for Families: 1-hour presentation for adults with middle or high school aged youth that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff
NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.
NAMI Georgia Youth In Crisis is a 20-hour training program developed for law enforcement, educators, mental health providers, counselors, faith leaders, and other community members who interact with youth. The training was developed to provide information to trusted adults helping them identify youth who are in crisis and use effective tools enabling them to assist and support youth and their caregivers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ask the Doctor
As part of the NAMI Basics Education Program curriculum development, NAMI’s Medical Director, Dr. Ken Duckworth, answers a few of the most commonly asked questions by parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness. NAMI Ask the Doctor Blog.