Ending the Silence Presenter
NAMI Miami Dade (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Job Title: presenter for the "Ending the Silence" program
- Outline of your story living with a mental health condition
- As little as 3 hours per week up to 15 hours per week
Mission: to provide education, support and advocacy for people living with mental health conditions and their loved ones.
NAMI Miami-Dade is a 501(c)(3) that was restarted 4 years ago and is the local affiliate of NAMI National.
"Ending the Silence" program:
1) 3-module mental health education and prevention program for:
- Middle and High School Students
- Their Families
- School Staff
(2) 50-minute or longer presentation that teaches:
- Warning Signs
- Facts and Statistics
- Resources to help themselves, friends or family members
(3) Personal testimony from two co-facilitators: a young adult in recovery and a family member
(4) Encourages youth and families to seek help. They realize they are not alone.
(5) FREE to the community
- Undergo both online and in-person (through zoom) training.
- Provide regular presentations following the certification training.
- Willing to adhere to the fidelity of the "Ending the Silence" presentation model which follows a structured format covering information about warning signs of mental health conditions, facts and statistics, and resources.
- Work in coordination with NAMI Miami in offering the presentations.
- Spearhead, with the assistance of the coordinator, presentation activities including preparation, execution and data reporting.
- Willing and capable to collaborate with a team.
- Participate in continuing education (calls, skill refreshers, etc.).
Desired Abilities, Skills and Experiences:
- Young adult living in recovery from a mental health condition; parent or a caregiver of an individual living with a mental health condition; family member of someone living with a mental health condition.
- Being comfortable speaking in front of a variety of audience, including middle and high school students, school professionals and parents.
- Being at a point to be able to speak openly and honestly about your experiences to others.
- Ability and willingness to travel throughout Miami-Dade County, requiring use of a personal vehicle. Currently presentations are being done online.
- Ability to use equipment such as projector and computer.
Background Check Required
About NAMI Miami Dade (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
299 Alhambra Circle, Suite 224, Miami, FL 33134, US
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Miami-Dade County is an affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization offering free mental health support, education, and advocacy to those affected by mental illness, and their family, friends, and caregivers through the Miami-Dade area in both English and Spanish.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Miami-Dade County is an affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Approximately 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year, yet only 41% will receive the mental health services they need and deserve. In advocating for the understanding of the complexity of mental health and expelling myths, educating the public, and showing support for the many people affected by mental illness that are working to improve their lives, NAMI Miami-Dade County offers free, safe, and confidential mental health support, education, and advocacy to peers and their families and friends throughout the county in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit NAMIMiami.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Meetup at @NAMIMiami.