NAMI: Ending the Silence

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will provide a brief overview of mental illness that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, and how to get help for yourself or a friend.

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) Ending the Silence program is a 50-minute prevention and intervention program to engage youth in a discussion about mental health. Teens will learn how to recognize the warning signs of mental illness, recognizing warning signs of suicide, and what to do if they or someone they know is exhibiting these signs. The intention of our program is to help dispel myths, instill a message of hope and recovery, and encourage teens to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

In this program our presenters are trained to “share” not “teach” the material. Two NAMI presenters will be available for the program. The first presenter will focus on defining mental health, warning signs, and reducing stigma. NAMI’s second youth presenter will speak from their own experience dealing with mental illness in their life. The tone that is set with that attitude is critical. In a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, the presenters will invite questions, share personal stories and instill the feeling of hope and recovery.  Students will feel that the NAMI Ending the Silence presenters really care about them and view NAMI as a non-judgmental organization.

Date:

January 16, 2020, 6:30 pm - January 16, 2020, 7:30 pm

Location:

Delaware Main Library

Room:

Delaware Community Room

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