Say It Out Loud - An Initiative for Mental Health Awareness Month

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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.

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Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Presentation – offered at no cost

Duration:                  50-minutes

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

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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.

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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

Interested? The Advocacy & Education Team will be happy to help. Call our office at (302) 427-0787 or email Jenn Ford at jford@namide.org or Annie Slease at aslease@namide.org.