High School

No one knows you better than you—your goals, your dreams, your future.  Now is the time to start putting it all together.



NAMI Minnesota in the Schools

Ending the Silence

NAMI Minnesota will be offering a new class for youth, Ending the Silence, in the coming year. These free presentations, designed to fit into a 50-minute high school or middle school class period, will share information about how common mental illnesses are, signs and symptoms to look out for, and the personal story of a young adult who is doing well in recovery. Young people will receive resources to receive help or get help for a friend and information on how to fight the stigma of mental illnesses in their school.

If you are interested in teaching the class or sharing your story as a young adult, complete NAMI Minnesota’s volunteer application at namihelps.org. If you want to schedule a presentation for your school, contact NAMI at or 651-645-2948.



Walk in My Shoes

Walk in My Shoes presentations organized by NAMI Minnesota were held at Blake, Hastings and Minneapolis Roosevelt high schools in May 2017. Students pledged their support and wrote encouraging messages on shoe cut-outs which were then posted in the schools. Each Spring during Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI Minnesota visits local schools to bring a message of understanding, hope and support.