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Ending the Silence (ETS) Presenter: ETS is a 50 minutes presentation for Junior High and High School students. Presenters work in teams of two: a lead presenter (a family member or an individual living with a mental illness and a young adult 18-30 living in recovery). The lead presenter will be someone who have completed NAMI Basics, F2F or P2P and the young adult will share their experiences with the students. Both roles require training provided by NAMI-NYC with include both an online portion and an in person practice presentation. Presentations are done during school hours and anyone interested would need to be available between 8:00am-3 pm. Family-to-Family Course Leader (only for graduates of the course): For family members only. Learn to teach this 12-week course that reviews aspects of mental illness, support, coping, medication and treatment, and navigating the mental health system.
Parent Matching Support Parent: For parents and caregivers of adolescents or young adults under 25. Experienced parents provide a small amount of telephone support to parents whose children have been recently diagnosed or who are struggling with new challenges. This commitment is approximately six hours a month and is done from home.
Basics Course Leader (only for graduates of the course): Parents and caregivers of children who became ill before the age of 13 only. Learn to teach this 6-week course for parents of children and adolescents that reviews the impact of mental illness on the family, treatment, support, coping, and navigating child serving systems.
Peer-to-Peer Course Leader (only for graduates of the course): For adults living with mental illness only. Learn to teach this 8-week experiential learning program for individuals who struggle with a persistent mental illness and who are interested in wellness and recovery.
Support Group Facilitator (for active members of a NAMI Support Group): For family members and adults living with mental illness only. Become a peer support group leader and provide support, education, and practical knowledge to other people living with mental illness and family members. Groups meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly throughout New York City. If you are interested in becoming a Support Group Facilitator, please begin actively attending one of our groups before applying to volunteer.