ERIC Number: ED459412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Breaking the Silence: Teaching the Next Generation about Mental Illness. For Middle School.
Susin, Janet; Kaplan, Lorraine; Slater, Louise
As part of a campaign to end discrimination against mentally ill persons, this educational packet is designed to provide health educators with the material necessary to teach the facts about mental illness. The objectives of the lesson plans are for middle school students to: (1) identify the stigmatizing words associated with mental illness and discuss the negative impact their use has on people with mental illness; (2) be informed about the nature of mental illness; and (3) discuss where to turn for help and support. The packet consists of a lesson plan and accompanying game to be used as a culminating activity once students have been taught the lesson. A list of follow-up activities is included that can be used in health class or with cross-curriculum projects. (JDM)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Clinical Diagnosis, Curriculum Guides, Disability Discrimination, Educational Games, Health Activities, Health Education, Lesson Plans, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Outcomes of Treatment, School Counseling
National Association for the Mentally Ill Queens/Nassau, 1983 Marcus Avenue, C-103, Lake Success, NY 11042 ($12.50 + $3 s/h, another $1.50 s/h for each additional packet; $35 for the complete set + $5 s/h, another $2.50 s/h for each additional set). Tel: 516-326-0797; Web site: http://www.btslessonplans.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the upper elementary and high school editions, see CG 031 468 and CG 031 470. Sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), NAMI New York State, and NAMI Queens/Nassau.