For Schools

February 21, 2016

FREE Resilience Screening and Ending the Silence Webinars

Resilience is a new documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. You’ll learn how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. 

NAMI’s Ending the Silence (ETS) is a 60- minute presentation that helps raise awareness around mental health conditions. The presentation includes:

  • Warning signs 
  • Facts and statistics of mental health conditions
  • Suicide awareness and prevention 
  • How to approach your student

Please register at:

9/8 | Part A: Resilience*

9/10 | Part B: Ending the Silence | 12-1pm

9/10 | Part B: Ending the Silence | 7-8pm

9/18 | Part A: Resilience*

9/22 | Part B: Ending the Silence | 4-5pm

9/22 | Part B: Ending the Silence | 7-8pm

10/7 | Part A: Resilience*

10/10 | Part B: Ending the Silence | 10-11am

10/24 | Part A: Resilience*

10/28 | Part B: Ending the Silence: | 9-10am

10/28 | Part B: Ending the Silence | 7-8 pm

*On Demand for 48 hours beginning at 8am

Ending the Silence (ETS)

Resources for teachers and parents available at namisc.org/resources

NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions, suicide awareness and prevention, and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include two presenters: one who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

What Your Audience Will Get

Free of cost to schools and communities

  • NAMI Ending the Silence for Students: 50-minute presentation designed for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, suicide awareness and prevention, and how to get help for themselves or a friend. Research has shown that NAMI Ending the Silence for Students is effective in changing middle and high school students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions and toward seeking help
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for School Staff: 1-hour presentation for school staff members that includes information about warning signs, facts and statistics, suicide awareness and prevention, how to approach students and how to work with families
  • Teacher Refresh: a free 30-minute interactive session that can be added to the end of ETS for School Staff. It will empower teachers to support their students’ mental health by encouraging personal mental wellness, demonstrating strategies that promote mental health in the classroom, and fostering connections with other educators
  • NAMI Ending the Silence for Families: 1-hour presentation for adults with middle or high school aged youth that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, suicide awareness and prevention, how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff
  • Parent Refresh: a free 30-minute interactive session that can be added to the end of ETS for Families. It will empower parents and caregivers to support their child’s mental health by encouraging personal mental wellness, providing strategies that promote mental health at home, and providing connections with other caregivers and community resources.

       

ENDING THE SILENCE AREA CONTACTS

Florence School District I –
Leola Reaves, –
Regional Program Coordinator – leola.reaves@namisc.org 

Lowcountry North Region
Upper Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, Williamson Counties
Maria Beth Smith,
Regional Program Coordinator – mariabeth.smith@nami.sc.org 

Lowcountry South Region –
Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper Counties
Karimah Nonyameko,
Regional Program Coordinator karimah.nonyameko@namisc.org

Midlands East Region –
Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter Counties
Deniece Chi,
Regional Program Coordinator – deniece.chi@namisc.org 

 

Midlands West Region –
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun, Orangeburg, Aiken, Barnwell, Allendale, Bamberg
Robin McCants,
Regional Program Manager – robin.mccants@namisc.org
 

Northern Region – Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union, York Counties
Judy Rauppius,
Regional Program Manager – judy.rauppius@namisc.org

Upstate Central Region –
Greenville, Greenwood (Ware Shoal/Greenwood), Laurens Counties
Amanda Phillips,
Regional Program Manager – amanda.phillips@namisc.org

Upstate South Region –
Edgefield, Greenwood (Ninety-Six), McCormick, Newberry, Saluda Counties
Emily Gunning,
Regional Program Coordinator – emily.gunning@namisc.org

Upstate West Region –
Abbeville, Anderson, Oconee, Pickens Counties
Bethany Henry,
Regional Program Coordinator – bethany.henry@namisc.org 

NAMI SOUTH CAROLINA

Paige Selking, Project Director – paige.selking@namisc.org