Ending the Silence Presenter Training Application
Please fill out this form to being the training process for becoming a presenter. This process includes attending an in-person session with a state-level trainer.

If you have any questions at any step in the process, even before you begin, please contact Jessica Miller at jessica.miller@namiaustin.org or 512-420-9810 ext. 1003.

NAMI Policies and Procedures: https://namiaustin.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2017-NAMI-Education-Program-Policy-with-Code-of-Conduct.pdf

All staff, volunteers and members of the Board of Directors are required to submit to a background check. If you have personal experience with the criminal justice system, please do not let that experience deter you from getting involved with NAMI Austin. Your experience has value with our organization as we strive to change the systems and perceptions that criminalize mental illness. Background check results will be handled in a highly confidential manner as we strive to ensure we make your experience as a volunteer with NAMI Austin the best it can be.

Ending the Silence - Read carefully. *
I am 18 years old or older.
I can commit to giving at least one presentation.
I am a NAMI Austin member (or willing to become a member).
I am comfortable with self-disclosure.
I agree to abide by NAMI policies and procedures.
I understand that participation in training does not guarantee certification. NAMI state-level trainers determine if an individual has met all criteria.
I agree to consent to a basic background check after training (a finding does not automatically disqualify you).
Which describes you? *
I am available during the daytime at least one day a week. *
A vast majority of Ending the Silence presentations happen at schools during the weekdat. Please consider a different program if you do not have weekday, daytime availability.
General Information
First Name *
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Last Name *
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Email *
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Phone Number *
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Street Address *
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City *
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ZIP code *
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Please check ALL programming you have attended. *
Volunteer Information
Note: the vast majority of NAMI's volunteer opportunities are in peer-peer programming roles. As such, your connection to mental illness is an important distinction which will help us determine which volunteer positions you may be eligible for. Information will be kept confidential.
Answer the applicable question: 1) What is your is your mental health condition or diagnosis? OR 2) What is your relative or loved one's mental health condition or diagnosis? *
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What is it about your (or your family member's) experience that you think the students will be able to relate to? *
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What are your views on treatment (traditional and nontraditional)? *
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Why do you want to become a NAMI Austin volunteer? *
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Optional Section
How do you identify yourself?
Which languages other than English are you fluent in?
How did you hear about volunteering at NAMI? *
Electronic Signature *
I warrant the truthfulness of the information on this application. Please type your first and last name.
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