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TESTIMONIALS

What They're Saying: Teachers

I applaud your group. The information that you deliver is so important for education majors to hear. My graduate students look forward to the upcoming presentation at Dowling.
~Bonnie Johnson, Dowling College

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I just finished teaching the middle school version of 'Breaking the Silence' for the second time this year. It's one of the best lesson plans I've come across. My students were very interested and it stimulated many good questions and discussions. I believe they are now a gang of 'Stigma Busters
~Carol Andre, Berner Middle School Health Teacher, Massapequa, N.Y.

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This is fantastic. Very creative and interesting ways of teaching difficult material.
~Kelly Green, West Middle School Health Teacher, Binghamton, N.Y

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The program has helped to de-stigmatize mental illness. Students now speak more openly about issues affecting themselves, family and friends. With the aid of these lessons, the students have come to understand that mental illness can affect anyone and that there is hope and help.
~Jane Callaghan,Great Neck South Health Teacher, Great Neck, N.Y.

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Donna Weikman, a High School Health Teacher in Bethpage, New York, recounted her rewarding experience with the material:
Following a discussion based on one of the "Breaking the Silence" activities, Ms. Weikman was approached by a student. The girl's father had left home years ago and the mother was raising the young girl by herself. As a result of the "Breaking the Silence" lesson, the student realized that her mother might be seriously ill. With Ms. Weikman's help, she got the courage to convince her mother to seek medical treatment. Her mother was later diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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Peter Fitzpatrick, a Middle School Health Teacher in Hicksville, New York called excitedly to report:
"One of the biggest pluses of the program is that the kids now view and talk about mental illness with the same ease and sensitivity as cancer or heart disease."

"My students were very interested and it stimulated many good questions and discussions.

With the aid of these lessons, the students have come to understand that mental illness can affect anyone and that there is hope and help."



 
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