NAMI parents and teachers as allies is a presentation for teachers, parents and other school personnel to raise their awareness about mental illness and help them recognize the early warning signs and the importance of early intervention. NAMI parents and teachers as allies (PTA) opens the door for schools to make a difference.
NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.
NAMI In our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental illness and the possibility of recovery. This program is also available in Spanish as "Nuestra Propia Voz"
NAMI Sharing Hope is a presentation for African American communities designed to promote mental health awareness, explore signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and highlight how and where to find help.
Are you 35 or younger?..
Would you like gratifying work in the mental health field?..
Want to make a difference in your community?..
Join NAMI Long Beach’s Ending the Silence team and be a presenter that travels to community middle or high schools!
Ending the Silence is a 50-minute in-service presentation for youth. If you have the desire to talk with youth and encourage good mental health and explain about mental illnesses, we should talk!
Training for the presentation is included, it’s easy and it’s rewarding.
Listen to what Jenny Compton, NAMI volunteer, had to say after viewing an Ending the Silence presentation:
“I really enjoyed the Ending the Silence presentation and I am so impressed by how well the presenters did. I feel like the Presenters really spoke to the students on their level, and succeeded to normalize this very misunderstood topic. Both Presenters shared their personal stories and struggles with mental illness so well, the students instantly felt at ease. It was great. The mental illness material was so clear-cut and understandable. This program would have helped me to feel less awkward and I bet I would have sought help a lot earlier. Thank you!"