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ERIC Number: ED480727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 154
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88868-401-0
Talking about Mental Illness: A Guide for Developing an Awareness Program for Youth. Teacher's Resource.
This guide contains all of the information, support and tools teachers will need to implement "Talking about Mental Illness" in their classroom--an awareness program that has been proven to bring about positive change in students' knowledge and attitudes about mental illness. The program supports teachers in four essential ways: it outlines the links between the program and the new Ontario Secondary School Curriculum Guidelines; it provides teachers with practical, ready-to-use information on mental illness; it offers teachers and students an opportunity to meet and interact with people who have experienced mental illness first-hand; and it provides links to community resources and support for further information and professional help. The information contained in this guide includes: practical ideas and suggestions for secondary school teachers teaching about mental illness; curriculum guidelines for a variety of courses showing how the program fits curriculum requirements; ready-to-use overheads and activities that address issues such as the impact of stigma on the lives of people with mental illness, and types, causes and treatments of mental illness; evaluation tools to help teachers measure the program's impact on students' knowledge and attitudes; and suggestions for resources and supports for teachers. Eight appendixes include curriculum guidelines, mental health-related Web sites, resources for youth, toll-free phone lines, Ontario mental health organizations, suggested audiovisual resources, additional programs and resources, and overheads and handouts. (GCP)
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:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada