Training Programs & Presentations

NAMI training programs & presentations can be scheduled upon request. To schedule a presentation, please click here.

NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) is a 50-minute mental health awareness program for high school age youth. Teens learn how to recognize the early warning signs of mental illness and what to do if they or someone they know is exhibiting these signs. NAMI Ending the Silence instills a message of hope and recovery and encourages teens to reduce stigma and end the silence surrounding mental illness.

How Does the Program Work?

  • Presented in health, science or psychology classes, youth groups, clubs and after-school programs.
  • Delivered by a trained two-person team, one of whom is a young adult living in recovery with a mental health condition.
  • Includes presenter stories, educational slides, videos and discussion.
  • Provides teens with resources and tools to help themselves, friends or family members who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
  • ETS reduces stigma through:
    • Education—provides accurate information about mental illness to promote understanding and dispel myths.
    • Personal contact—puts a human face to mental illness and provides hope that recovery is possible.

For more information, please contact us at (909) 625-2383.


NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies

There is a vital need for early identification of mental illness.  NAMI Pomona Valley is at work in this area with Parents & Teachers as Allies (PTAA), a program developed by NAMI National and designed to partner us with schools to improve the lives of students.

The overwhelming majority of children and adolescents with mental illnesses fail to be identified and linked with services, often with tragic and avoidable consequences. Research supports early identification. NAMI has recognized the tremendous value of having parents and school professionals working together as allies. We believe that school professionals can benefit from a better understanding of the indicators of the early onset mental illness.

PTAA, the in-service program offered to parents, teachers and other school professionals covers the following:

  • Keys to early recognition and links to appropriate evaluation and services.
  • Understanding family reactions to mental illnesses and guidelines for helping families.
  • Navigating the referral process and linking services as allies.
  • Strengthening the alliance between parents and school professionals and provide resources for both groups.

PTAA helps parents and teachers better support youth at risk for school failure, suicide and other risk factors for unidentified or untreated mental illness.

For more information, please contact us at (909) 625-2383.


Individuals with mental illness give panel presentations to the larger community, sharing their experience of mental illness. They tell of the challenges, hopes, setbacks, and successes involved. They inform and they exemplify the potential for recovery of individuals afflicted with mental illness. In Our Own Voice shatters stereotypes about people with severe mental illnesses.

If you would like to schedule an In Our Own Voice Presentation please follow the instructions HERE.

Become a StigmaFree Company

Become Stigma Free with Workplace Wellness & Mental Health Awareness

Would you like to learn ways to improve the mental health and reduce stress in your workplace? NAMI Pomona Valley can help leaders, supervisors, and employees learn more about mental health through a series of targeted handouts, facilitator led group discussion, and more.

For more information, please contact us at (909) 625-2383.

All NAMI Pomona Valley training programs are facilitated by leaders trained under NAMI California Standards.