We are partnering with the organization NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for this virtual presentation, for teens ages 12-18.
Founded in 1984, NAMI Central Texas, formerly NAMI Austin, is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through innovative education, support and advocacy programs, we are changing the way our community addresses mental health. NAMI Central Texas serves Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, and Caldwell counties.
Geared to middle and high school students; presenters include a positive role model – a young adult living in recovery from a mental health condition.
Understanding what it means to live with a mental health condition is critical for middle and high school students – especially given that 50% of all lifetime cases of mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. This presentation is geared to not only raise awareness of mental health conditions but to reduce the stigma so that individuals can seek help.
Ending the Silence (teens) is most powerful when presented as a companion to Let’s Talk (parents).
What students will learn:
- Signs and symptoms of mental illness
- Statistics on mental illness and it’s affect on middle and high school students
- How to seek help for themselves or a friend
- Recovery and coping strategies
- Understanding mental illness and ways to reduce the stigma
What students will keep:
- Contact information for mental health agencies and youth support services
- List of symptoms and warning signs of mental illness
Teens will register, but parents are welcome to sit in alongside their teen/teens for the presentation. If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512.218.3275. Registration opens January 19.
Details will be sent via email a day before, from Teen Librarian Jane Dance, with instructions and a link to join the Microsoft Team event.
For more information please contact Jane Dance, 512.218.7012.