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.
NAMI Ending the Silence is a 50-minute education program for youth, and transition-age youth, which is typically a school presentation about mental health designed for high- and middle-school students and hosted on college and university campuses.
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 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.
Sharing Hope is a mental health education initiative for congregations. It is an interactive, one-hour presentation facilitated by a faith leader, a family member and an individual in recovery. This presentation is also offered in Spanish as, Compartiendo Esperanza.
Parents and Teachers as Allies is a 1 or two-hour in-service program that helps school professionals identify the early warning signs of early-onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents in schools. Also presented to parents as a separate audience.
NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement is a presentation program that prepares individuals and family members to share their stories of lived experience with mental illness to a law enforcement audience, such as during Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training, or other events where mental illness and related topics are featured.