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What They're Saying: Advocates

Thanks for the BTS lesson plans. They have opened the door to discussing mental illness and other brain disorders in our community... “Breaking the Silence” is an absolutely wonderful resource and I am grateful to your affiliate for all the hard work you have done in developing it and making it available to so many of us...
~Geri Johnson Fick, NAMI Clatsop, Astoria, Oregon

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What They're Saying: Mental Health Agencies

We salute NAMI Queens/Nassau for their outstanding efforts and for taking the initiative to develop such quality educational materials...
~Melanie Beasley, Director of Public Information and Community Relations, Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

I believe that the "Breaking the Silence" curriculum has the potential for enormous positive impact on the way persons with mental illness are regarded and treated...
~Rose Starr, DSW, Director of Policy and Research, School Mental Health Alliance, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

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What They're Saying: Teachers

I've used the BTS packet for the last 3 years. It's the best material for high school students!!! I liked the additional material that was added (Normal Ups and Downs or Mental Illness and real life struggles with mental disorders. We have had great lessons and discussions on this topic. We spent 2 weeks on mental illness and did various projects, skits, etc. Thank you!!!
~ Wandolyn Merritt, East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC

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What They're Saying: Tool Kit

... thank you NAMI for the help and support to get the word out!
~Mary Jane O'Connor

Congratulations on the great work. I will look for every opportunity to present this material.

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Breaking The Silence: Teaching the Next Generation about Mental Illness
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