Parents & Teachers
as Allies

With early identification and intervention, there is hope.

  • Understand the difference between “bad behavior” and symptoms of a mental health condition.
  • Recognize early warning signs.
  • Communicate and partner with families effectively.
  • Link to community services quickly.
  • Create a supportive learning environment for all students.

Empowering teachers and school personnel to make a lasting difference in the lives of their students, NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies (PTA) opens the door for schools to make a difference.

Our free, 90-minute, on-site presentation is led by a team from your community consisting of a young adult with a mental health condition, a parent and a teacher.


    Visit the NAMI National Website for more detailed information about the program. 

    For more information and to schedule a presentation at your school,

    contact Marcia Bess

    (805) 481-4847