We provide a variety of school presentations for middle and high schools that support and expand the mental health curriculum in health classes, as well as other social and emotional learning (SEL) supports. We also partner with schools to support parent education on mental health topics
Additionally, we provide supplemental presentations for a variety of college courses, such as social work, sociology, psychology, and nursing.
Overview of Mental Health for Health Classes
This is typically a 2 class period presentation covering the basics of major mental health disorders, stigma, warning signs and symptoms, and steps to find help. Presentations include speakers who have lived experience with mental health conditions.
NAMI Ending the Silence for Students (or Parents)
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.
This presentation can be adapted for parent groups as well.
Police Academy Presentation
As part of the police academy curriculum for mental health and addiction disorders, NAMI volunteers provide a 2-hour presentation on lived experience, both as an individual living with a mental health disorder, and as a family member. This presentation focuses on interactions between law enforcement and families and individuals in mental health or addiction crises.
NAMI is often asked to provide supplemental presentations on lived experiences associated with mental health and addiction disorders to college classes in fields related to or involved with mental health or addiction services and care.