Ending the Silence
“Ending the Silence” is a program to lessen stigma and raise awareness about mental health conditions among teenagers. The 50-minute program uses a powerpoint and personal stories of presenters with lived experience of a mental health condition, and is typically presented in the freshman/sophomore classes during the mental health portion of the curriculum.
Family to Family Classes – Turlock
Family to Family Classes – Modesto
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with a mental health condition. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.
NAMI Stanislaus presents this 8 week class to consumers with a team of at least two trained peers who can help consumers deal with their illness and maintain their recovery:
Free and confidential
Held weekly for two hours
Led by peers with mental health conditions
A great resource for information on mental health and recovery
Offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope
Builds on the strength and resilience of participants
NAMI Provider Education introduces mental health professionals to the unique perspectives of individuals living with mental health conditions and their families. You’ll develop enhanced empathy for their daily challenges and recognize the importance of including them in all aspects of the treatment process.
NAMI Provider Education is a 15 hour program of in-service training taught by a team consisting of two adults living with a mental health condition, two family members and a mental health professional.
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) (pdf download)
The IOOV presentation demonstrates how individuals with severe mental health conditions experience recovery. Each program presenter has been through training to translate the story of his or her own struggles and successes. It is a powerful anti-stigma tool that can change hearts, minds and attitudes about mental health conditions. It is a 60-minute presentation, which also uses a DVD of other people in recovery.
NAMI offers several support groups for family members and consumers each month. Look under our support groups or call the NAMI office (209) 558-4555 or Dar (209) 656-8855 for times and dates.
The Presentation for Professionals is a 60-Minute presentation designed to provide a brief introduction to the topics of mental health, mental health conditions, stigma, how to reduce stigma, and create a more accepting and inclusive environment.
Call Dar (209) 656-8855