Mental Health Event for Parents

Mental Health Education for Parents
Posted on 09/21/2021
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Silhouette of head with brainwave in heart shape leaf Mental Health Education for Parents Virtual Event Oct 13 6:30-7:30 pmLakota Local Schools, in collaboration with NAMI Southwest Ohio, will present a virtual mental health education program for parents on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.



Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation about mental health for middle and high school students, parents, and school staff. Specifically, Ending the Silence for families is a module designed for parents and caregivers of young students.  In presentations, a lead presenter shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition shares their journey of recovery. The unique and most impactful aspect of NAMI presentations is hearing the lived experiences of people who walk the same path.


The presentation gives an opportunity for audience members to ask questions and learn more about an often-misunderstood topic. The message of empathy and hope encourages people to actively care for themselves and for their peers, whether by reaching out for help, encouraging a friend or family member to seek help, or by reducing stigma. The goal of NAMI ETS is to create a generation of individuals who are well-positioned to end the silence and stigma surrounding mental illness.


Topics include:

  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness and suicide
  • Statistics on how mental illness affects youth
  • Personal perspectives on the experience of living with mental illness
  • Recovery and coping strategies and resources available
  • Ways to seek help for themselves, a child or for a friend
  • Ways to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness
  • How to work with school staff to get help for your child 



This virtual event will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, October 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join the Zoom event by using the meeting ID and passcode below.


Meeting ID: 852 8011 0537

Passcode: 688151