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.

NAMI Ending the Silence for School Staff:
1-hour presentation for school staff members that includes information about warning signs, facts and statistics, how to approach students and how to work with families
As the result of Convid-19, we will be offering this presentation as a webinar. Dates and times TBA shortly.

         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 –

Amanda Phillips, Program Coordinator –

amanda.phillips@namisc.org or (276) 791-0441

 

PICKENS COUNTY –

 BETHANY HENRY, Program Coordinator –

bethany.henry@namisc.org or 864-903-0979

 

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT II –

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

 

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

EMILY SAXON, Program Coordinator –

emily.saxon@namisc.org or (864) 482-8045

    

MIDLANDS EAST – (Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter Counties)

DENIECE CHI, Program Coordinator –

deniece.chi@namisc.org or (803) 261-0516

MIDLANDS WEST- (Richland, Lexington, Calhoun, Orangeburg, Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Allendale)

Robin McCants, Program Coordinator-

robin.mccants@namisc.org or (803-236-0547)

 

FLORENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT I –

Leola Reaves, Program Coordinator –

leola.reaves@namisc.org or (843) 229-2118

 

Lowcountry North – ( Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Williamsburg Counties)

Maria Beth Smith,  Program Coordinator –

Mariabeth.smith@namisc.org or 843-323-8642

Lowcountry South- (Colleton, Hampton, Jasper Counties)

Maria Beth Smith, Program Coordinator

mariabeth.smith@namisc.org or 843-323-8642

 

LOWCOUNTRY (Beaufort County) –

LAURIE SHAY, Program Coordinator –

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

 

NAMI SOUTH CAROLINA

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