NAMI Western Slope
Office: 970-462-3989

Mind Springs Health Crisis Line: 1-888-207-4004

National Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

Our Grand Junction Ending the Silence Team was inducted to the NAMI Hall of Fame in July 2016. Way to go Team!!!

What You should Expect

  • Fifty minute presentation is free of cost
  • Designed for middle and high school students
  • Led by a team of trained presenters including a young adult living in recovery from mental health conditions
  • Includes presenter stories, educational slides, videos and discussion

What Students will hear

A toolkit of practical information

Students can learn the science and impact of mental illness on youth as well as concrete ways to use this knowledge.

Topics covered include:
  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Statistics of how mental illness affects youth
  • Personal perspectives on the experience of living with mental illness
  • Recovery and coping strategies
  • Ways to seek help for themselves or for a friend
  • Ways to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness

What Students will Receive

Resources they can use if mental illness enters their lives including:
  • Cards with contact information for mental health agencies and youth support services
  • A list of symptoms/warning signs of mental illness

Watch the following video about NAMI Ending the Silence

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