ERIC Number: ED480726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Talking about Mental Illness: A Guide for Developing an Awareness Program for Youth. Community Guide.
This guide contains all of the information, support and tools that community members need to implement "Talking About Mental Illness" in their community--an awareness program proven to be effective in bringing about positive change in young people's knowledge about mental illness, and in reducing stigma that surrounds mental illness. The program brings together local community partners, including youth; people with mental illnesses and their family members; clinicians; teachers; and mental health and other agency representatives. Together, they develop and organize an educational awareness program hosted by local secondary schools. The program provides secondary school students with the opportunity to hear the stories of community members who have experienced mental illness. The program also provides information about local mental health-related resources that provide support and help to youth coping with their own or a family member or friends mental illness. Five appendixes include and outline of the program, useful mental health-related Web sites, other useful resources, toll-free phone lines, and Ontario mental health organizations. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Community Programs, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Mental Disorders, Perception, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
Centre for Adduction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St., Toronto, ON M5S 2S1. Tel: 800-661-1111 (Toll Free); Tel: 416-595-6059; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.camh.net. For full text: http://camh.net/mental_health/talking_about_mental_illness/pdf/TAMI_CommunityALL.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Location: Canada