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;
It provides links to community resources and support for further information and professional help.
What 's Inside?
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
- suggestions for resources and supports for teachers.