NAMI Dane County community education programs provide the public with the information and resources they need to better understand mental illness, how to recognize early warning signs and connect people with mental health challenges to community resources. Additionally, our community education programs strive to increase public awareness about the challenges of living with a mental illness and reduce stigma.
All community education programs are provided at no charge to the public. To schedule a presentation, please complete the presentation request form at the bottom of this page.
Community Education Presentations
- NAMI In Our Own Voice is a 90-minute presentation for the general public that promotes awareness of mental illness and the possibility of recovery. This presentation will provide you with a first-hand account of what it's like to live with a mental illness through personal stories, a chance to ask the presenters questions, and an understanding that recovery is possible.
- NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school 50-minute presentation that teaches middle school and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and how to get help for themselves or their friends.
- Access, Support, and Recovery (ASK) is a 90-minute presentation that aims to increase awareness and access to mental health services in communities of color. Currently available for African American and Latino populations.
- Hearing Voices is a one-hour workshop that simulates auditory hallucinations while participants complete various tasks. Audiences will better understand the day-to-day challenges that people with mental illnesses may face, become more empathetic and compassionate towards people who hear voices, and apply what they have learned to their interactions with people who experience auditory hallucinations.