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 if you are interested in our NAMI in the Schools Program or a Community Presentation.


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.

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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.

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“I blamed myself, I blamed my ex-husband, and I even blamed my son for his struggles. I was upset with my entire family – but now I understand and embrace the fact that mental illness can affect anyone, for any reason, at any time.”

Family-to-Family class participant

nami-eastside lending library

A meaningful resource for our community
We provide books, videos, and journals available to loan at no charge. This resource includes information on a wide range of topics important to anyone seeking to increase their knowledge about mental health diagnoses, recovery, and coping skills for individuals, family and friends. Brochures outlining our support groups, and educational programs offer an excellent overview or starting point to learn about mental health issues. 

For more information or to donate books or videos related to mental illness to our library, please contact us.