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Kids, Teens, & Young Adults

Ending the Silence

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. Ending the Silence is a powerful tool in raising awareness, improving understanding and reducing stigma.

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NAMI BASICS

NAMI Basics is a free, six session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers understand the mental health conditions that may be  causing these behavioral difficulties and the critical role families play in the treatment of those conditions.  The program is taught by trained teachers who are also parents/family caregivers whose children experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties.

nami baSICS FOR pROFESSIONALS

NAMI Basics is a free, six session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents experiencing mental health challenges. NAMI North Texas is now offering this class for professionals to help them better understand the impact that mental health conditions have on the youth as well as the family.  The information provided will equip professionals working with youth and their families with unique insights that can enable them to work more collaboratively with families as part of the treatment team, as well as help them understand the value of referring their clients to NAMI Basics.

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thrive hIGH sCHOOL mENTAL hEALTH cLUB

THRIVE are student-led clubs that raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma on high school campuses through peer-led activities, education, and events. Through a partnership with NAMI North Texas, student leaders are empowered with toolkits, materials, and resources to make running the club fun and educational.  THRIVE clubs connect students with their local community and supports them in creating a culture free of judgment and accepting of reaching out for help; a more aware and mental health-supportive school culture. THRIVE clubs are open to all students interested in mental health – It is not a support or therapy group. The club serves as a space where like minded students can spearhead activities and discussions that combat stigma and contribute to an overall positive climate for mental health.

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NAMI on Campus clubs work to end the stigma that makes it hard for students to talk about mental health and get the help they need. Clubs hold creative meetings, innovative awareness events, and offer signature NAMI programs through partnership with NAMI North Texas.

NAMI North Texas is proud to partner with these schools, universities, churches, and community groups to encourage conversation about mental health.

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Mental Health Facts: Children & Teens

10 Common Warning Signs of a Mental Health Condition in Teens and Young Adults

Telling the difference between "normal" behaviors and what might be the signs of a mental health condition isn't always easy. Some common warning signs are highlighted in this video.

​For more local resource information for families and children, please visit our resource page.