Ending the Silence is NAMI’s groundbreaking school program designed to give students, teachers, and parents an opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative presentation.

Our NAMI Westside Los Angeles team speaks to middle and high school students about mental illness, including warning signs, facts, and statistics, and we share how they can get help for themselves or a friend. Research has shown that NAMI’s Ending the Silence for Students program is effective in changing middle and high school students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions, and guiding them to seek help.


The Need to End the Silence


My son was really interested in the class they had this week with the speakers who came to talk about depression, anxiety and suicide. He thought it was fascinating and hasn’t talked so much about something that happened in school in a long, long time. It had a very big (and positive) effect on him!

Wildwood School parent


Bring NAMI’s Ending the Silence to Your School

Interested in having NAMI present an “Ending the Silence” presentation at a Westside Los Angeles school? Submit your request or contact our Program Director, Elizabeth Stephens, directly: estephens@namila.org