National Alliance on Mental Illness (CT)

One in five kids experience a mental health condition. It is time to end the silence by funding ground breaking interactive classes for middle and high school students that raises mental health awareness, shares key warning signs and how to get help.
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About the Campaign

One in five kids experience a mental health condition and only 20% of them get help. Fund a groundbreaking interactive classes for middle and high school students to help end the silence. This unique one day presentation provides personal stories that share the reality of living with a mental health condition, key warning signs, and addresses how to get help. The message of empathy and hope encourages students to actively care for themselves and their friends, and teaches them it’s okay to talk about what they’re feeling.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides support, education and advocacy for Connecticut citizens affected by mental illness. This organization provides a suite of free education programs, support groups and advocacy activities to individuals, children and young adults who are living with a mental condition and their families.

Here are what people are saying about the program:

“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.” -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

Find Help. Find Hope. Visit the NAMI National Alliance on Mental Health to learn more.

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