Supporting Our Schools
Awareness, Educate, and Inform
We offer a robust suite of outreach lectures, with an evidence-based format that weaves the power of storytelling and lived experience together with psychoeducation materials. Each session ends with a dialogue about mental wellness from your neighbors and community friends who know wellness ups and downs first hand. Some of the presentations we offer to schools and school districts across Houston are listed below.
Helping middle and high schoolers understand mental illness makes a big difference. Through this free classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition.
NAMI on Campus provides information and resources to support students living with mental health conditions and to empower them to take action on their campuses.
NAMI's In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.
NAMI’s Sharing Hope: Understanding Mental Health initiative is an interactive 60-minute presentation for congregations. The presentation gives an overview of mental illness, treatment, and recovery from the perspective of people of faith who have experienced these illnesses. I would value the opportunity to describe and discuss this initiative more with you.
This two-hour in-service program helps school professionals identify the early warning signs of early-onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents in schools. It focuses on the specific, age-related symptoms of mental illnesses in youth, how best to intervene, and shared the lived experiences of consumers and families.