Are you an adult with a family member or loved one with mental health challenges? Do you enjoy speaking to groups and sharing your story? Do you live in Oregon? (Required) Would you like to help teenagers get a better understanding of mental illness and end the stigma of talking about it and getting help?
Consider becoming a Lead Presenter of ETS.
Be a Lead Presenter of ETS. Through this free classroom presentation, (currently via Zoom), middle and high school students get to hear the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the 50-minute presentation, an adult with a family member or loved one living with mental illness and a young adult living with mental illness, tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.
At each pre-arranged presentation of Ending the Silence, currently being done via Zoom, there are two presenters:
Lead Presenter: a 25-minute PowerPoint presentation to junior and senior high school students, by an adult family member of a loved one living with mental illness telling their story about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.
Responsibilities of the Lead presenter include:
- Introduce yourself and young adult speaker, establishing credentials as "lived experience" - brief story - Show PowerPoint with appropriate comments or short stories to reinforce the point of each slide or video (as time allows). - Assist with Q&A period by answering some of the questions. - Assist Program Coordinator in training rehearsals, if requested.
Young Adult Presenter: (18 - 35 years old) a 10 minute presentation by someone who shares their own lived experience seeking mental health services in middle or high school. The young adult speaker also shares their experience by answering questions from students.
Training will be provided.
Why Ending The Silence Matters
1 in 5 kids experiences a mental health condition; only 20% of them actually get help
About 50% of students ages 14+ with a mental health condition will drop out of school
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for 15-24-year-olds
The earlier the better: early identification and intervention provides better outcomes
About NAMI-CC (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County)
10202 SE 32nd Ave., Ste 501, Milwaukie, OR 97222, US
NAMI Clackamas is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone impacted by mental health issues through support, education, and advocacy. Our vision is hope, health, acceptance, and community for everyone impacted by mental illness.
A grassroots organization for and by people with mental illness, whether in themselves or a family member.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
10202 SE 32nd Ave.Ste. 501Portland, OR97222
April 13, 2021
Must be at least 35
Dependent on when presentations are scheduled. Each presentation is approximately 1 hour in total. You determine what day(s)/times, sent out by the coordinator, you'd like to present.