Young Adult needed!!!- Are you a young adult experiencing mental illness? Are you willing to share your experiences with junior high and high school aged students?
NAMI Ending the Silence is a 50 minute mental health awareness program for high school age youth. Teens learn how to recognize the early warning signs of mental illness and what to do if they or someone they know is exhibiting these signs. NAMI Ending the Silence instills a message of hope and recovery and encourages teens to reduce stigma and end the silence surrounding mental illness.
Volunteer presenters are an invaluable assest to our team! As a volunteer presenter, you would be part of a 2 person team responsible for giving the Ending the Silence presentation in local high schools.
-You are a young adult age 18-35 living with mental illness in recovery;
-You are an adult who is either a family member or an individual living with a mental illness yourself
-Attendance of a NAMI Ending the Silence training seminar
-Willingness to adhere to ETS program policies and give the presentation as outlined by NAMI National's approved curriculum
-Commitment to giving 3 presentations within the current school year
-Commitment to giving 6 presentations over the next 18 months
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- General Education
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Varies throughout the school year