ERIC Number: ED459413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Breaking the Silence: Teaching the Next Generation about Mental Illness. For High School. Third Edition.
Susin, Janet; Kaplan, Lorraine; Slater, Louise
This educational packet is designed to provide health educators with materials necessary to teach high school students about the facts concerning mental illness. The objectives of the lesson plans are to (1) identify common fears and misconceptions about people who have mental illness; (2) discuss how stereotypes about mental illness are formed; (3) be informed about the nature of schizophrenia; and (4) discuss the role family, friends, community, and government can play in recovery. Activities test students' knowledge about mental illness and their ability to identify the warning signs. A list of follow-up activities and resources and an informational poster are included. (JDM)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Clinical Diagnosis, Curriculum Guides, Disability Discrimination, Health Activities, Health Education, High School Students, High Schools, Lesson Plans, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Misconceptions, Outcomes of Treatment, Schizophrenia, 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 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
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Note: For upper elementary and middle school editions, see CG 031 468-469. Sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), NAMI New York State, and NAMI Queens/Nassau.