NAMI staff and trained speakers provide informative, powerful and hopeful presentations to community groups, businesses and organizations to help break down stigma and enrich audiences' understanding of the impact of mental illnesses. These presentations can help individuals navigate, understand and live with these challenges.

Is your business, organization, or school looking for education on mental health or mental illness? For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact Megan Zimmerman.

Community Presentations

30-45 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Better understand the mission and vision of NAMI Fox Valley
    • Increased understanding of the programs/services provided by NAMI Fox Valley
    • Know how to connect with NAMI Fox Valley
60-75 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Define mental health vs. mental illness
    • Identify at least one warning sign of a mental health condition
    • Understand the impact of mental health conditions
    • Identify at least one barrier to mental health treatment services
    • Identify at least one resource for mental health support
90-120 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Identify at least one warning sign of a mental health crisis
    • Understand the steps to take if a mental health crisis involves suicide
    • Identify at least one technique to de-escalate someone experiencing a mental health crisis
60 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Understand the relationship between mental health conditions & substance use disorders
    • Identify at least one shared risk factor of mental health conditions & substance use disorders
    • Understand the impact of co-occurring disorders
    • Understand the importance of integrated treatment for those with co-occurring disorders
60 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Define what it means to live in recovery with a mental health condition
    • Identify at least one guiding principle that supports a life in a recovery
    • Understand the positive impact of peer support services
    • Understand the purpose of a peer run respite, such as Iris Place
60-75 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
    • Identify the warning signs of childhood trauma
    • Know at least one way to promote resiliency in a person who has experienced trauma
75 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Understand the importance of early treatment for a mental health condition
    • Recognize when a family member displays warning signs of a mental health condition
    • Increased comfortability in having a conversation with a family member regarding their mental wellbeing
    • Increased comfortability in ability to provide mental health resources/supports to a family member
75 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Understand the importance of early treatment for a mental health condition
    • Recognize when a student displays warning signs of a mental health condition
    • Increased comfortability in having a conversation with a student and their family regarding the student’s mental wellbeing
    • Increased comfortability in providing mental health resources/supports to a student and their family
45-60 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Better understand the mission and vision of NAMI Fox Valley
    • Define what it means to live in recovery with a mental health condition
    • Identify at least one guiding principle that supports a life in recovery
    • Increased understanding of the programs/services provided by NAMI Fox Valley
    • Know how to connect with NAMI Fox Valley
30-60 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Increased understanding of what it is like to live with a mental health condition or to have a family member who lives with a mental health condition
    • Recognize that individuals who live with a mental health condition can live a meaningful and fulfilling life
    • Recognize that living well in recovery with a mental health condition is possible
60-75 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Understand how poor mental health and stress can negatively impact an employee
    • Identify at least one benefit of addressing mental health in the workplace
    • Know different strategies to address workplace stress in a healthy way
    • Identify at least one action step to take towards better mental health in the workplace
60 minutes Presentation Learning Objectives:
    • Understand which mental health conditions are most common in older adults
    • Identify at least one warning sign of a mental health condition
    • Recognize the importance of treatment services & healthy coping strategies for an older adult living with a mental health condition
    • Increased understanding of the programs/services provided by NAMI Fox Valley
60-minutes
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify at least one warning sign of a mental health condition
  • Increased comfortability in approaching a conversation about someone’s mental health
  • Understand the importance of self-care in relation to compassion fatigue
  • Identify at least one resource to help with a person’s mental well-being
60-90 minutes
Learning Objectives:
  • I understand the impact of suicide
  • I can identify at least one verbal and behavioral cue that would indicate someone is thinking about suicide
  • I feel confident in my ability to ask someone if they are thinking about suicide
  • I know of at least one strategy to persuade a person to stay alive
  • I feel confident in my ability to refer someone to an appropriate resource to receive help

Contact Us!

Megan Zimmerman

community outreach coordinator

  (920) 954-1550

  mzimmerman@namifoxvalley.org