Stigma remains one of the greatest barriers to treatment. The average delay between the onset of mental health symptoms and treatment is 8 to 10 years.
The perception of mental illness won't change if we don't take action. Talk about mental health conditions and learn how you can make a difference to support others. Schedule a NAMI presentation and start the conversation!
Ending the Stigma
Ending the Stigma is a presentation designed for middle and high school audiences. This transformational program is devoted to giving students an opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative PowerPoint, short videos, and personal testimony.
Parents as Allies and Advocates
Parents as Allies and Advocates is a presentation for parents and caregivers that provides an overview of youth mental health issues, including prevalence and warning signs, and ideas for how to support your child/teen. The presentation is facilitated by a parent with experience raising a child with a mental health condition along with a young adult who lives with a condition. Q&A at the end of the session provides time for attendees to ask questions and links to resources for ongoing support will be included.
In Our Own Voice
In Our Own Voice is a unique public education presentation that offers insight into the hope and recovery possible for people living with mental health conditions. Trained individuals living with conditions share their journeys living with these conditions and engage with the audience to answer questions and decrease stigma.
Mental Health Matters at Work
Mental Health Matters at Work is a program designed to help companies create a healthy workplace. In fostering a stigma-free environment, employers have the unique opportunity to improve the mental health of employees and their families.
Mental Health 101: Speaking Our Minds
Mental Health 101 is a program designed for community groups and organizations to end the stigma surrounding mental health by starting the conversation and providing an opportunity to learn about mental health conditions through an interactive, informative overview and personal testimony from those living with conditions. This presentation can be tailored to meet the unique needs of diverse communities.