Your students can learn the science and impact of mental illness on youth well as concrete ways to use this knowledge. Topics covered include:
The presentation’s message of empathy and hope encourages students to actively care for themselves and for their peers, whether by reaching out for help, encouraging a friend or family member to seek help or by reducing stigma. Contact with a positive role model, in the form of the young adult presenter, can powerfully change their views of a common but stigmatized life experience. The discussion portion gives students a rare opportunity to ask questions and learn personal truths about mental illness.
Resources they can use if mental illness enters their lives, including:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
P.O. Box 9144
Bakersfield, CA 93389-9144
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