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NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) Lead and Young Adult Presenters

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ORGANIZATION: NAMI-CC (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County)

  • 21 people are interested
Cure Stigma

  • Did you have mental health challenges as a child, young adult, or teen?
  • Are you between the age of 18 and 35?
  • Do you live in or near Clackamas County, Oregon or are able to commit to travel within the county?
  • Would you like to help Middle and High School students obtain a better understanding of mental illness by sharing your own recovery story?
  • Would you like to help us end the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide?

Become a Young Adult or Lead Presenter of Ending the Silence.

We are looking for presenters who are able to present during the weekdays at local Clackamas County middle and high schools. Presentations are primarily in the morning and/or the afternoon.

Through this free classroom presentation, middle and high school students get to learn about mental health conditions, how to support their friends and how to get help. During the 60-minute presentation, a young adult living with mental illness, and an adult with a family member or loved one living with mental illness, tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.

At each pre-scheduled presentation of Ending the Silence there are two presenters:

Young Adult Presenter: A 15-minute presentation by someone who shares their own lived experience seeking mental health services as a child, teen, or young adult. The young adult speaker also shares their experience by answering questions from students and offering coping skills based on their own lived experience.

Lead Presenter: An adult with a family member or loved one of adolescent age living with mental illness, who gives a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation to the students and teachers, leads discussions, and offers their experiences where appropriate.

Training is required and will be provided. (self-paced online, and working with training coordinator)

** Stipend paid for each presentation

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

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About NAMI-CC (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County)


10202 SE 32nd Ave., Ste 501, Milwaukie, OR 97222, US

Mission Statement

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.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


10202 SE 32nd Ave.Suite 501Milwaukie, OR 97222



  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Public Speaking
  • Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Dependent on when presentations are scheduled. Each presentation is 1 hour during the weekdays, in the morning and/or in the afternoon. You determine which presentations you are available for.
  • Must live in or near Clackamas County or be willing to travel to middle and high schools in Clackamas County.

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