For Schools

February 21, 2016

Ending the Silence (ETS)

“Ending the Silence: Teaching the Next Generation About Mental Illness” is an educational package designed to teach students on three grade levels, upper elementary, middle school, and high school about serious mental illness. This easy to use package uses stories to humanize serious mental illness and teach that these illnesses are no-fault brain disorders. Students also examine the role the media plays in perpetuating stigma.

Posters, included in the package, teach the warning signs of mental illness. In addition, each educational package includes learning activities with cross-cultural ties, annotated bibliographies, web sites, and resource organizations that students can use to delve into the topic at greater depth.

         ENDING THE SILENCE AREA CONTACTS:

NORTHERN REGION – (Chester, Lancaster, York, Fairfield Counties)

JUDY RAUPPIUS, Regional Program Leader – judy.rauppius@namisc.org or (803) 517-1783

SPARTANBURG AREA –

SHARYN PITTMAN, Program Coordinator – director@namispartanburgsc.org or (864) 707-2814

GREENVILLE AREA –

JOAN PACHUTA, Program Coordinator – joan@namigreenvillesc.org or (864) 331-3300

 

PICKENS COUNTY –

 BETHANY HENRY, Program Coordinator –

bethanyhenry07@gmail.com or 864-903-0979

 

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT II –

AMANDA PHILLIPS, Program Coordinator – amanda.phillips@namisc.org or (276) 791-0441

 

SOUTHWESTERN REGION – (Greenwood, Laurens, Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda Counties)

EMILY SAXON, Program Coordinator –

kusaxon@gmail.com or (864) 482-8045

    

MIDLANDS – (Lexington, Richland, Orangeburg, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter Counties)

DENIECE CHI, Program Coordinator –

deniece.chi@namisc.org or (803) 733-9592

 

FLORENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT I –

AMANDA COKER, Program Coordinator –

amanda.coker@namisc.org or (843) 731-6896

 

CHARLESTON AREA – (Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown Counties)

Kelly Troyer,  Program Coordinator –Kelly.Troyer@namisc.org

 

LOWCOUNTRY (Beaufort County) –

LAURIE SHAY, Program Coordinator –

no1mlt@yahoo.com or (302) 373-1267

 

NAMI SOUTH CAROLINA

BETSEY O’BRIEN, NAMI SOUTH CAROLINA DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS

betseyob@comporium.net or (803) 370-3562 

 

PAIGE SELKING, PROJECT DIRECTOR – paige.selking@namisc.org or (803) 451-1163