Ending The Silence

NAMI SC Youth Programs PDF

ETS for Students

NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) for Students is a free 50-minute presentation for middle and high school students that helps raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions.

The presentation includes:

• Warning signs
• Facts and statistics of mental health conditions
• Suicide awareness and prevention
• How to get help for themselves or a friend

The goal of NAMI ETS for Students is to create a generation of students who are well-positioned to end the silence and stigma surrounding mental illness.

ETS for Families is now an ONLINE EVENT

NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) for Families is a free 60-minute presentation for parents and student caregivers that helps raise awareness around mental health conditions.

The presentation includes:

• Warning signs
• Facts and statistics of mental health conditions
• Suicide awareness and prevention
• How to approach your student
• How to work with school staff

The goal of NAMI ETS for Families is to educate about the early warning signs of mental illness and how early recognition and prevention are key to positive outcomes. Sign up here

Parent Refresh

Parent Refresh is a free 30-minute interactive session that can be added to the end of ETS for Families.  It will empower parents and caregivers to support their child’s mental health by encouraging personal mental wellness, providing strategies that promote mental health at home, and providing connections
with other caregivers and community resources.

ETS for School Staff

NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) for School Staff is a free 60-minute presentation for school staff that helps raise awareness around mental health conditions.

The presentation includes:

• Warning signs
• Facts and statistics of mental health conditions
• Suicide awareness and prevention
• How to approach students
• How to work with families

The goal of NAMI ETS for School Staff is to educate staff members about the early warning signs of mental illness and how early recognition and prevention are key to positive outcomes.

Teacher Refresh

Teacher Refresh is a free 30-minute interactive session that can be added to the end of ETS for School Staff. It will empower teachers to support their students’ mental health by encouraging personal mental wellness, demonstrating strategies that promote mental health in the classroom, and fostering
connections with other educators.

NAMI South Carolina’s Ending the Silence team believes that we all have mental health, that we all struggle sometimes, and that tools and coping skills are available to help us deal with anything from stress to a mental health condition.

In Our Own Voice

An Interactive Presentation About Mental Health

An interactive presentation that provides insight into what it’s like to live with mental illness. Mental illness affects one in four Americans annually yet misunderstanding surrounding these conditions still persists. NAMI In Our Own Voice challenges these misperceptions.

Using their personal stories, NAMI In Our Own Voice presenters walk you through their experiences with mental illness. They take you from the early onset of symptoms to how they are today, and everything in between.

We give our audience a safe place to ask questions and gain understanding of an often misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we help grow the movement to build better lives.

What should I expect?

  • Engaging presentation with video discussion
  • Free of cost to participants
  • Led by trained individuals who live in recovery with mental illness
  • No specific medical therapy of education is endorsed or recommended

Why should I attend?

  • Gain insight into the daily experience of living with mental illness
  • Recognize that mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions
  • Discover that recovery is possible
  • See people living meaningful lives, beyond stereotypes
  • Discuss questions in a safe environment
  • Learn the importance of getting involved to help yourself and others

NAMI In Our Own Voice is available in 44 states across the U.S. as well as some communities in Spanish as En Nuestra Propia Voz de NAMI. To locate or schedule a presentation, or for more information on becoming a presenter, visit nami.org/local and contact the NAMI Affiliate in your area.

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