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Ending the Silence: A Free Presentation about Teen Mental Health

February 15th, 2016 · No Comments

The Seattle affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be hosting an awareness event called Ending the Silence in March as part of their ongoing Speaker Series. The free presentation will take place in the Lake City Library Meeting Room (12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125) on March 7th from 6:30-8pm.

One in five children experiences a mental health condition, and suicide is the second-leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds. Ending the Silence is an awareness program intended to teach teens about the early warning signs of mental health conditions and when, where, and how to get help for themselves and their friends. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from two presenters including a young adult living with a mental illness.

What people are saying about Ending the Silence:

“I’m really grateful and glad that you talked to us. I often feel very alone or weird because many kids my age don’t understand. But now, I’m sure they would be more supportive of me,” – High School Student

“It is amazing what just one day, one talk can do. You never really know what’s going on in the brain of any particular student,” – Teacher

The message of empathy and hope encourages teens to actively care for themselves and their friends. Ending the Silence presentations usually take place in schools, but this Speaker Series event is open to the public. To schedule a presentation at your school, contact NAMI Seattle: 206-783-9264 or supportlink@nami-greaterseattle.org.

Learn more about Ending the Silence here.

NAMI Seattle is the only organization in the Seattle area working specifically to fill the gaps in our local mental health system through education, referrals, and support. For more information, contact Selena at 206-783-9264.

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