SOWING THE SEEDS OF KNOWLEDGE
Igniting knowledge to destigmatize mental illness
NAMI Eastside has provided presentations to schools on the east side for over 15 years. Please contact Programs at Programs@nami-eastside.org if you are interested in our NAMI in the Schools Program or a Community Presentation.
IN OUR OWN VOICE (IOOV)
IOOV allows adults living with mental illness to gain self-confidence and self-esteem by sharing their story. It is also an opportunity to participate in a meaningful dialogue that will dispel myths and increase real understanding of mental illness and recovery. Presenters are from our local community and are trained by NAMI. The 90-minute or 50-minute presentation format consists of a 12-minute video and two speakers who share their stories with time for questions and answers.
Presentations can be made to law enforcement, medical professionals, educational settings (including high school and college), civic organizations like Rotary Club, or religious groups. Each month, NAMI Eastside makes over 30 presentations to local groups with a total of over 1,500 attendees.
ENDING THE SILENCE (ETS)
NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.
NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include a lead presenter who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. In this 90-minute or 50-minute presentation, audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.