Mental Health Awareness Speaker

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Be the voice!

Do you want to end the stigma and end the silence around mental health? Public speaking in middle and high schools with "Ending the Silence" may be for you if you want to share the message you needed to hear as a student.


  • Must have availability during the school day to speak for up to 4 periods (~7:30a-11:30a or 11a-3p)
  • Must have transportation to DuPage County area schools
  • Bonus: Public speaking experience a plus, but we also welcome anyone willing to learn!
Expectations and Description
  • Complete required training before speaking (two tracks available: informational presentation or recovery story)
  • Present hopeful message about mental health to middle school and high school students
  • Pull from personal experience to dispel myths and bring awareness to mental health conditions
  • Maintain fidelity of NAMI DuPage presentations
  • Help facilitate a caring and safe space for students
  • Have an attitude of flexibility

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About NAMI DuPage


115 North County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide support, advocacy and education in order to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illness and their families.


Who We Are:
NAMI DuPage is a grass roots organization, funded primarily by individual donations and supported by volunteers with first-hand experience as caregivers and as individuals with mental illnesses.

As an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nationwide mental health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality of lives of people affected by mental illnesses. One of the largest and most innovative of 1,200 in the country and 41 in Illinois, our affiliate provides services and programs that offer relief, resources and importantly - hope for recovery - to individuals and families alike.

NAMI DuPage was founded by a group of parents in 1985 who were looking for services for their children who had been diagnosed with mental illnesses. By joining forces, they thought they could advocate for improved services. NAMI DuPage has grown from this small handful of people to an organization of over 1,000 members. NAMI has been a catalyst for change and reform in DuPage County.


We'll work with your schedule.


DuPage County SchoolsMultiple, IL 60187



  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Storytelling




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment: At least 1 school year, speaking about once a month. Ideally need a commitment where can speak at least 4 times a month during September-October and late January-March.
  • DAYtime availability (see under Opportunity Description)

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