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Ending the Silence

October 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual Event

Presentation for students

Ending the Silence

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

To register for the parallel presentation for parents, visit Let's Talk.


October 18, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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