Ending The Silence and PeerZone

NAMI's Ending the Silence program is a trio of engaging presentations to help schools and organizations serving youth and their families address mental health.

PeerZone Workshops are a series of up to 20 peer-led workshops for people who experience mental distress and addiction. The workshops provide a fun, interactive, and safe structure for participants to share their experiences, learn self-management and expand their horizons.

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NAMI ETS For Families

NAMI Ending the Silence for Families is a free 1-hour mental health education presentation for parents and caregivers to help them better understand the emotional and behavioral difficulties that may be early warning signs of mental health conditions in children and adolescents. This program works hand-in-hand with the presentations for students and educators to help foster conversations, improve understanding, and decrease the stigma that often surrounds mental health conditions.

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NAMI ETS For Students

NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include two leaders: one who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain an understanding of an often misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

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NAMI ETS For Educators

Doing What’s Needed

NAMI Ending the Silence for Educators is typically a free 1-hour mental health educational presentation for school professionals to help them better understand the emotional and behavioral difficulties that may be early warning signs of mental health concerns in the children and adolescents in their classrooms. The presentation also provides tips on how to intervene once the symptoms are recognized and suggestions on how to communicate with the parents and caregivers of the students to achieve the best possible outcome. 

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PeerZone Workshop

In Partnership with MHAAO NAMI Washington County is pleased to offer PeerZone.
PeerZone Workshops are a series of peer-led workshops for people who experience mental distress and addiction. The workshops provide a fun, interactive and safe structure for participants to share their experiences, learn self-management and expand their horizons.

Lived expertise


There are two types of expertise in this world. One type comes from theories and observation that lead to methods for solving other people’s problems. The other type comes from lived experience and reflection that leads to methods to solve our own problems.

Using our expertise to benefit others


PeerZone combines these two types of expertise. We used our lived experience to lead our own recoveries; now we’re adding the evidence from stories, formal research and evaluation to create programs and consultancy for the benefit of others.

This group meets on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Click the button below to join this virtual workshop.


PeerZone Website