“100 Women Who Care” Awards Grant to NAMI Omaha for Ending The Silence Program
NAMI Omaha (www.naminebraska.org) is excited to announce that thanks to a $6,000 grant from a local group called “100 Women Who Care,” they will be able to bring NAMI’S Ending The Silence program to Omaha and area schools.
NAMI Ending The Silence is a 50-minute mental health presentation in the classroom for high school and middle school age youth. Teens learn to recognize the early warning signs of mental illness and what to do if they or someone they know is exhibiting these signs. The presentations are given by two trained presenters; one is a person who has a loved one dealing with mental illness and the other is a young adult living in recovery with a mental illness.
NAMI Ending The Silence instills a message of hope and recovery and encourages teens to reduce the stigma and end the silence surrounding mental illness.
NAMI Omaha is a local affiliate of The National Alliance on Mental Illness. They provide free support to family and friends who have a loved one living with mental illness through education, literature, workshops, conferences, support groups and more. They also offer support groups to the individuals who have a mental illness.