Ending the Silence

Ending the Silence is an engaging 50-minute presentation for middle & high-school aged youth. It helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include two leaders: one who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

See what people have to say about Ending the Silence in the video below:


NAMI CVA is scheduling presentations at schools & youth groups around the area. If you would like to schedule a presentation, contact Program Coordinator Jeff Conley by calling 804-285-1749 or emailing Jeff.conley@namicentralvirginia.org

If you are interested in becoming a part of Ending the Silence as either a lead presenter (a person in recovery or a family member of someone in recovery) or a young adult with lived experience of mental illness, free training is provided! Proper screening and approval is required. Email jeff.conley@namicentralvirginia.org for more information on getting involved.