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


Many people are excited about our teaching materials, but don’t know how to take the next step—getting them into the hands of teachers and into the classroom. We are frequently asked such “how to” questions as:

Who should I approach in my local school district?
How can I persuade teachers and administrators to use “Breaking the Silence”?
Where can I get funding for a mental illness education project?

It was in response to these kinds of questions that the “BTS Toolkit: How to Bring Mental Illness Education to Your Community” was born. This step-by-step training manual is full of ideas for making your school outreach project a resounding success. It includes:

  • BTS background information
  • Rationale for mental illness education
  • How to organize and fund a BTS project
  • How to enlist and train volunteers
  • Proven strategies for persuading hesitant school personnel
  • A sample teacher training presentation

BTS is able to offer the Tool Kit to you free of charge thanks to a funding from the American Psychiatric Foundation. Fill out the registration form on the next screen to download and print your copy.

Please contact us at anytime with your questions, concerns and comments.