For Schools

Please take a minute to view this video to learn more about our school programs and presentations.

Let’s Talk About Mental Illness– elementary
Let’s Talk About Mental Illness is a new fun and engaging video made for elementary age kids to start the conversation about mental illness! After watching the video with your children or class, check out our free downloadable worksheets to continue learning about mental illness.

Mental Health Chat – 3rd – 5th grade 
Mental Health Chat is a program developed by NAMI Fox Valley and is a mental health awareness presentation given to elementary age students.  NAMI Wisconsin has been given permission to expand the program state wide.  The target population is 4th graders (3rd – 5th) and the presentation is given by someone living with a mental illness or someone who is a family member of someone with a mental illness.  The presentation is about 40 – 45 minutes with a curriculum follow-up for teachers provided.

Raise Your Voice – middle school and high school
Raise Your Voice is a club dedicated to increasing mental illness awareness, inspiring advocacy, and promoting acceptance. It empowers teens to create a new conversation about mental health through education, leadership development and civic advocacy.

Say it out Loud – middle school and high school
Say it Out Loud gives adults the tools they need to hold conversations about mental health with teens in faith-based or community youth groups. Raising awareness by sharing information and starting conversations about mental health is key in reducing these perceptions and increasing the likelihood that teens will seek mental health care when they need it. 

Ending the Silence – middle school and high school
NAMI Ending the Silence is a 50-minute presentation designed to give students an opportunity to learn about mental health conditions through an informative PowerPoint and short videos. The presentation educates students about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and gives them ideas about how to help themselves, family members, or friends who may be in need of support.

NAMI Basics (Virtual Option Available) – parents
NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and caregivers of children and youth who are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting or online (on-demand). You’ll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school, and when they’re getting medical care.

If you are interested in bringing any of these presentations to your school, please contact our program coordinator, Megan McLachlan, at or call (608) 268-6000. Thank you!