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Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include a lead presenter who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of the often-misunderstood topic of mental illness.

Additional information on the presentations and content is available through the National NAMI Ending the Silence Program page.

NAMI Missouri is now recruiting youth presenters age 18-30, who are living well with a mental illness or mental health disorder and lead presenters 18+ who are either living with a mental illness or who have a friend or family member living with a mental illness. The training is conducted in two parts. The first part is a web-only training. If you are interested in learning more or in participating in a training to become certified to present Ending the Silence, send an email to with “Ending the Silence” in the subject line or register for the training using the link below. A fillable PDF copy of the application is available online here:  ETS Presenter Training Application.

Watch a demonstration here (Links opens on YouTube)

Presenter Forms
ETS Presenter Report Form
ETS Speaker Fee Request Form
ETS Audience Evaluation Form
Travel Reimbursement Form
Speaker Payment Guidelines (instructions)

Student Handout – How to Help a Friend
Parent Handout – We Visited

Additional information is available on the NAMI Ending the Silence Presenter Password Protected page.

2020 Ending the Silence Presenter Training (ongoing) – Register here
Registration is required for this free training. Register to take the online portion and we will contact you to follow up with training instructions.

2019 Ending the Silence Presenter Training –  Completed
Date: Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, 221 Metro Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Notes: Registration is required for this free training. Part 1: Online (web only training). Part 2: In-person training. See the agenda.
Questions? Contact Gena Terlizzi via email at

Registration deadline: Friday, May 24 , 2019

Additional presenter resources are available on the NAMI Ending the Silence Presenter Password Protected page.

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