If you would like to schedule an Ending the Silence presentation, please complete the form at right and submit.

If you have any questions, please contact NAMI OC at (714)544-8488.

What is "Ending the Silence"?

Ending the Silence is a 50-minute program designed for high school audiences delivered by a trained two-person team, including an individual who relates to the student population by sharing their own journey with a diagnosable mental health condition. This transformational program is devoted to giving students an opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative PowerPoint, short videos, and personal testimony. Through the presentation, students learn symptoms and indicators of mental illness, and are given ideas about how to help themselves, friends, or family members who may be in need of support.

A primary goal of this program is to create a generation of students that are well-positioned to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness through education and advocacy.


How can I bring Ending the Silence to my school?

Please fill out the online “ENDING THE SILENCE REQUEST FORM” and submit. You will be contacted within 3-4 business days. Alternately, please contact ETS Program Coordinator, Leslie Hillenbrand, at 714-418-5590 to learn how you can bring this educational program to your school. 


Interested in presenting Ending the Silence to schools in your community?

We are looking for passionate young adults (ages 18-30) to present the ETS program to high school audiences. Trainings are held on a quarterly basis. Please contact Leslie Hillenbrand at LHillenbrand@namioc.org