Wednesday afternoon, officials with NAMI El Paso announced the extension of their outreach for volunteers to assist in presenting their “End the Silence” program.
NAMI El Paso officials share that “Ending the Silence” is a presentation that helps teens, school staff, and families learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if a loved one is showing symptoms of a mental illness.
“Giving our youth the education on when and how to seek help when they or a friend is struggling with their mental health is vital. For some, it may very well be the difference between life and death,” says Interim Executive Director of NAMI El Paso, Isidro Torres.
“We are grateful for the volunteers who share their story and educate young El Pasoans.”
Volunteers between the ages of 18-35, that have a mental health condition, are encouraged to send NAMI El Paso an application to become a volunteer to share their stories with students in the El Paso area.
Completion of an online training will be required for volunteers to take part in NAMI El Paso’s virtual “in-person” training with multiple NAMI El Paso program coordinators on October 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
“NAMI El Paso hopes to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health in the Borderland through educational classes, presentations, advocacy, and support groups,” officials added.