Breaking The Silence
Lesson Plans, games and posters created to break the silence about mental illness in our schools
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Video

Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness in a NYC Middle School
posted 2/25/11

Lifetime TV, Joan Lunden’s Health Corner
October 11, 2009

Video: NBC’s Today Show
February 7, 2009

Breaking the Silence”, Something of Substance
Suffolk County Department of Health Services Division of Community Health Hygiene, June 04

Articles

Why most schools don't teach about mental illness
October 2009, Washington Post

Parent Guide News
September 2009

Mental Illness - 5 Tips for Parents of School Age Children
By Lorraine Kaplan, Health News Digest, Jul 31, 2009

Breaking the Silence - Teaching children about mental illness
by Lorraine Kaplan, PARENTGUIDE News July 2009
PDF of article from July issue of PARENTGUIDE

MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DEPRESSION PUSH FOR CURRICULUM IN SCHOOLS
THE PALM BEACH POST March 16, 2008

‘Breaking the Silence’ program receives $150,000 grant
Long Island Business News October 26, 2007

VITAL SIGNS: 'BREAKING THE SILENCE'
Teachers draw mental illness into the open
Newsday/LI Life July 9, 2006

Understand mental illness
Long Island Business News March 24, 2006

American Medical Association Students See Need for Mental Illness Education
Mental Health News Fall 2005

Promoting Mental Illness Education in the Schools, by Janet Susin
The Bulletin, New York State Psychiatric Association, Spring 2004

Dispelling Myths about Mentally Ill
Newsday, Sun. Nov.9, 2003 Nassau Edition

Education Project: Breaking the Silence
Glen Cove Record Pilot, 10/9/03

Plainview Resident Recognized as 'Inspiring Woman'
Plainville Herald, September 19, 2003

Destigmatizing Emotional Disease
Glen Cove Record Pilot, 3/21/02

Informing Students About Mental Illness
John Hildebrand,
Newsday, Inc February 5, 2002
© 2002, Newsday. Reprinted with permission.

Silence that Promotes Stigma
This essay originally appeared on Tolerance.org, the news and activism Web site of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama 2/5/02

Press Releases

NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE “BREAKING THE SILENCE; TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION ABOUT
MENTAL ILLNESS”

March, 2006

MENTAL HEALTH IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS
LI Friendly’s Restaurants Support “Breaking the Silence” about Mental Illness; Educational Resources Provided to Local Libraries and PTA’s
November 2005

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION MEDICAL STUDENT SECTION PASSES RESOLUTION ADDRESSING THE NEED FOR MENTAL ILLNESS EDUCATION
Albert Einstein Medical School Students Gather Support at National AMA Conference
Lake Success, N.Y. - June, 2005

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL QUEENS/NASSAU AWARDED KELLOGG FOUNDATION GRANT FOR “BREAKING THE SILENCE; TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS”
Lake Success, N.Y. - January, 2005

STORIES OF HOPE AND COURAGE ENTER CLASSROOMS
Lake Success, N.Y. - August, 2004

MISS NEW YORK STATE IS “BREAKING THE SILENCE”
FIGHTING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS

Long Island- January 2004

FREE “BREAKING THE SILENCE” SCHOOL OUTREACH TOOL KIT
Lake Success, N.Y.- February, 2004

RETIRED LONG ISLAND TEACHERS RE-ENTER CLASSROOMS
“BREAKING THE SILENCE” ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

Long Island, NY- October, 2003

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL (NAMI) IS “BREAKING THE SILENCE”
IN OUR CLASSROOMS

Lake Success, N.Y. - January 2002

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