Young Adult Presenter (Ending the Silence)
Do you live with depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, or other mental health issues? This is a great opportunity to help end the silence surrounding mental health conditions!
For the 2019 - 2020 school year, NAMI-Washington County is looking for young adults (approximately 18-35 yrs. old) who are living well with a mental health condition and who would be excited to speak to teens in their health class. You would be part of a national effort to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues by presenting the NAMI Ending the Silence program.
We make presentations in almost all required health classes throughout Washington County. We need help to reach about 1,800 students in the upcoming school year.
As a speaker would be trained and mentored to present a short talk about your experiences. Training is a combination of on-line and in-person practice sessions.
For all presentations, you would be paired with a lead presenter who provides information using a Powerpoint presentation. Together you will provide resources for the teens to utilize if they recognize mental illness signs in themselves or their friends.
The program coordinator schedules all speaking engagements, taking your schedule into account. Your personal/work/school schedule should allow you some flexibility during a typical school day so that, with advance notice, you could be available to make no more than three presentations on a given day.
About NAMI WASHINGTON COUNTY INC
PO BOX 1074, WEST BEND, WI 53095, US
We work to raise awareness and provide education, advocacy and support programs for people living with a mental illness, their families, friends and the community.
Support, Education and Advocacy have been the themes of our affiliate. We are a volunteer organization; our members have a passion to advocate for improved mental health care and supports. We are here to fight against the stigma that surrounds these illnesses. If you or a loved one is suffering, know that you are not alone, we are here to help.
Our affiliate provides outreach activities in the community. To learn more about NAMI or mental illness contact us. We also offer NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentations. These presentations are available to a variety of groups in the community (civic, school, church or business) to hear from individuals who share their personal stories of recovery.
NAMI Washington County, Inc. is doing great things in our community, bringing hope, help and recovery to those who are affected by mental illness.
We'll work with your schedule.
279 S 17th St.West Bend, WI 53095
- Teaching / Instruction
- Mental Health
- Public Speaking