What is Ending the Silence?
Ending the Silence is a no-cost, 50 minute presentation designed to give students an opportunity to learn about mental illness through discussion and short videos.
How does the program benefit students?
What do the students walk away with?
How does the program work?
Ending the Silence (ETS) was developed by Brenda & Brian Hilligoss with NAMI DuPage County, Illinois. The program has been available since 2007 in DuPage Country and NAMI affiliates in 7 states have since brought it to their communities. ETS is currently being provided statewide in California. This program has reached over 60,000 students by mid 2013. When NAMI DuPage generously gifted ETS to NAMI for national technical support and oversight.
For more information or to request a presentation contact:
Ending the Silence Coordinator
(520) 622-5582 ext. 110
“It is amazing what just one day, one
talk can do. You never really know
what’s going on in the brain of any
“I’m really grateful and glad that you talked to us. I often feel very alone or weird because many kids my age don’t understand. But, now I’m sure they would be more supportive of me.