Say It Out Loud - An Initiative for Mental Health Awareness Month
Are you a middle and/or high school educator looking to bring mental health awareness to your students in May? Let us train you in our discussion based lesson called Say It Out Loud!
The NAMI Say It Out Loud tool kit includes a 6 minute video about youth mental health and warning signs, as well as a discussion guide for the adult leader and handouts to further the conversation.
Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Presentation – offered at no cost
Primary Audience: youth (middle/high school)
*Separate presentations available for school staff & parents
Topics include: facts and myths, warning signs, effects of stigma, treatment and recovery
Presenters: trained caregivers or peers with lived experience; one is a young adult
Children’s Mental Health Issues Education Course – offered at no cost
Duration: six 2.5 hour sessions; or three 5 hour sessions
Audience: parents/caregivers of youth with behavioral/ emotional challenges related
mental health conditions
*Also, available for professional caregivers
Topics include: brain biology and diagnosis; treatment options; communication
strategies; navigating the mental health care system; working with schools; preparing for a crisis
Facilitators:trained caregivers with lived experience
For more information on the next NAMI Basics opportunities, please click Learn More below.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – Certification Course
Duration: 9-hour day or two 4.5-hour days
Audience: adults who work with youth
Course includes: typical adolescent development versus warning signs and symptoms of
mental health distress in adolescents; how to recognize and assist a young person thinking about suicide; practical and engaging activities, scenarios, and videos bring this course to life