Request an ETS Presentation
Helping middle and high schoolers understand mental illness makes a big difference. We can teach them about the warning signs for themselves and their friends. NAMI Ending the Silence helps raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions.
Through this free classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the 50-minute presentation, a young adult living with mental illness and a family member tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.
Moving stories from positive role models have the power to change kids’ views. The discussion gives students the rare opportunity to ask questions about mental health challenges to people who have lived it. The presentation’s message of empathy and hope encourages students to actively care for themselves and their friends. It also teaches them it’s okay to talk about what they’re feeling. NAMI Ending the Silence covers:
- Early warning signs
- Facts and statistics about youth and mental health conditions
- When, where and how to get help for themselves or their friends
- When it’s not okay to keep a secret
Online Request Form
Submit the following form to request a presentation at your Bucks County* school. If you prefer, our ETS coordinator, Laurie Pepe, may be contacted directly via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or in the office (215) 442-5637. For time sensitive matters, or to reach out after business hours, Laurie may be reached on her cell (215) 913-0479.
Please note – the following dates are unavailable for March 2018: 3/12, 3/13, 3/21, 3/22, 3/27, 3/28
*Please note: this form was designed for residents of Bucks County, PA to submit online requests for Ending the Silence presentations in Bucks County schools. There are nearly 1,000 NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates across the country. Many NAMI affiliates offer an array of free support and education programs. Click here to find your local NAMI Affiliate.