The Drop-In Center
814 Harrison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
NAMI Education Offices
818 Harrison St, 2nd Flr.
Oak Park, IL 60304

"In Our Own Voice"


circle chairs

(60 to 90 minute presentation)


A brief, yet comprehensive interactive presentation about mental illness—including video, personal testimony, and discussion—enriches the audience’s understanding of how people with these serious disorders cope with the reality of their illnesses while recovering and reclaiming productive lives. Topics include:

NAMI’s Ending the Silence is a free classroom presentation that educates students on the signs and symptoms of mental illness, the importance of early detection and treatment and how to help themselves or their friends. Ending The Silence uses first person recovery stories from young adults who make powerful connections with the realities of mental illness, powerfully reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.  NAMI’s Ending the Silence reached over 8,000 students last year in West Cook and DuPage counties.