Join us online on Sunday, October 18th from 3-4 p.m. for two simultaneous workshops – one for teens and one for parents – led by NAMI Central Texas.
ENDING THE SILENCE – PRESENTATION FOR TEENS
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.
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
LET’S TALK – PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS
More than 40% of teens are not receiving the care and treatment they need–often because they are too embarrassed to talk about mental health or don’t know how to ask for help. Parents don’t know how to bring up this difficult subject with their children either. This one-hour presentation empowers parents to talk to their teens about mental health by dispelling mental health myths and providing useful resources and healthy language to use.
What parents will learn:
- How to talk to your teen about mental health
- The difference between bad behavior and symptoms of mental illness
- Early warning signs of a teen in crisis