Ending the Silence

Ending the Silence is a 50-minute presentation for middle & high-school aged youth. The presentation helps youth learn early warning signs of mental illness and are provided with resources and tools to help themselves, friends, or family members who may be in need of support. Ending the Silence is delivered by a lead presenter and a young adult who shares their personal story about what having mental health challenges was like as a teen.

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.

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