Ending the Silence Presenter

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NAMI Geauga County

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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 asset 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 middle/high schools.

Volunteer Qualifications:

-You are a young adult age 18-35 living with mental illness in recovery;

OR

-You are an adult who is either a family member or an individual living with mental illness yourself

Volunteer Commitment:

-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

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About NAMI Geauga County

Location:

8389 Mayfield Rd Ste A-2, Chesterland, OH 44026, US

Mission Statement

To offer mutual support and empowerment to persons and their families affected by serious mental illness through education, advocacy, and emotional support.

Description

National Alliance on Mental Illness is America's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and familes affected by mental illness such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder.

Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1200 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission.

NAMI provides free educational programs and support groups for individuals living with mental illness and families/friends. Additionally, NAMI organizes educational events in schools and the local community.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8389 Mayfield Rd Suite A-2Chesterland, OH 44026

(41.52122,-81.34293)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies throughout the school year

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