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Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness
The Family to Family graduating class of June 2012, desired to do something to help mental illness. It was decided to develop a course for local schools regarding the stigma of mental illness. The class held their first meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 6:30 pm at the Mental Health Recovery Board of Portage County, 155 East Main St Kent, Ohio 44240. The purpose of the meeting was to go over a preliminary PowerPoint presentation designed to address the issue of Stigma. After viewing the presentation, several suggestions were made and additional research assigned to this committee. The next meeting will beheld on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 6:30 pm.
In an attempt to educate middle and high school students about mental illness to reduce stigma and bullying, our PowerPoint presentation took the following approaches:
A copy of the unfinished PowerPoint presentation is attached below for committee editing and referral. Please allow sufficient time for this material to load. If you are asked for a password, simply click the "X" on the upper right corner of the password dialog box to make it disappear. During the PowerPoint presentation you will come to some slides where there are titles in blue that are underlined. These are videos pertinent to the subject matter. Click on them to view the videos. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
The Stigma of
Mental Illness for Teens
Below are some links
to other mental illness programs designed for teens.
Below are links to helpful PowerPoint
Neurotransmitters and Mental Illness