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TEACHER’S RESOURCEA guide for developing an awareness program for youth
iiTalking about Mental Illness: A guide for developing an awareness program for youthTeacher’s Resourceisbn 0-88868-401-0Printed in CanadaCopyright ©2001Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthWith the exception of materials noted as handouts/overheads, which may be photocopiedfor use with students, and the evaluation forms, no part of this work may be reproduced ortransmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopyingand recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system without written permissionfrom the publisher — except for a brief quotation (not to exceed200words) in a review orprofessional work.For information on other Centre for Addiction and Mental Health resource materialsor to place an order, please contact:Marketing and Sales ServicesCentre for Addiction and Mental Health33 Russell StreetToronto,onM5S 2S1CanadaTel.: 1-800-661-1111 or 416-595-6059 in TorontoE-mail: [email protected]Web site: Cover illustration: Karine McDonald
iiiPREFACEThis 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 provento bring about positive change in students’ knowledge and attitudes about mental illness.The program supports teachers in four essential ways: 1) it outlines the links between theprogram and the new Ontario Secondary School Curriculum Guidelines; 2) it provides teacherswith practical, ready-to-use information on mental illness; 3) it offers teachers and students anopportunity to meet and interact with people who have experienced mental illness first-hand;and 4) it provides links to community resources and support for further information andprofessional help.
ivWHAT’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 curriculumrequirements· ready-to-use overheads and activities that address issues such as the impact of stigma on thelives 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 andattitudes· suggestions for resources and supports for teachers.
vACKNOWLEDGMENTSThe support, creative thinking and hard work of a number of people made thedevelopment of this guide possible. It was produced jointly by the following programpartners: the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Canadian Mental HealthAssociation, (Ontario Division), and the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Dr. Pham
Tags
mental health, Psychiatry, Canadian Mental Health Association

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