Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that will also grow your leadership and management skills? Do you enjoy working with young people? Are you a natural teacher and mentor? Do you have some management experience? We are looking for someone to take ownership of our established and successful Youth Programs. We go into schools to help educate students, teachers, faculty and parents on the signs, symptoms, and available treatments of mental illness. We tell personal stories of how help and treatment improve our lives. With suicide being the second leading cause of death among young people age 15-24, our Ending the Silence presentation also seeks to help students talk about suicide, self-harm and other tough topics. We seek to eliminate the myths, fear and stigma of mental illness and change the conversation to getting help and living mentally healthy lives. Our Parents & Teachers as Allies program seeks to help educators identify the signs of a young person in trouble and how to get them the help they need. NAMI on Campus brings a NAMI chapter to a high school or college campus under student leadership.
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest volunteer-led grassroots organizations helping individuals affected by mental illness. At NAMI San Fernando Valley, we are proud to offer free support groups, educational programs, and outreach presentations to individuals and families affected by mental illness. We tirelessly fight the stigmatization of mental illness through our advocacy and outreach efforts to spread awareness in our communities. We want to make the world a better place for those with mental illnesses. Click "I want to help!" if you are interested in this incredibly rewarding volunteer opportunity. *Be sure to include your email address and phone number and we will be in contact within 48 hours*
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The programs and initiatives of National Alliance on Mental Illness - San Fernando Valley are staffed by talented volunteers who have the passion, drive and expertise necessary to fulfill our mission. NAMI SFV welcomes and appreciates individual differences and invites diversity in its broadest definition. We are devoted to promoting an inclusive organizational environment of transparency, authenticity, creativity, and kindness.