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Breaking the Silence - Teaches children about mental illness. Developed for NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) as part of their "Campaign to End Discrimination" to end this cycle of ignorance and shame. The material can be ordered online.

"NAMI UTAH is a Constituency Outreach and Education Program partner with NIMH. This is a nationwide initiative that enlists national and State organizations such as NAMI Utah to help close the gap between mental health research and practice and reduce the stigma of mental illness. NAMI Utah has immediate access to the latest science-based research information which is then passed on to the public through NAMI Utah's education programs and media campaigns."

"Hope for Tomorrow is a mental health education program for parents, teachers, students and all who work with children and adolescents. The program is designed to provide information and life skills training to youth by combining the efforts of parents, teachers, and the community to equip children to better deal with life today and tomorrow through mental well being.

Parents and Teachers as Allies (Developed by NAMI National)
At the request of NAMI state and affiliate leaders -- Dr. Joyce Burland, who wrote the Parents and Teachers as Allie publication, has created an outline (based on her publication) for an In-Service Teacher Training program. The program is designed as a series of topics that can be used in an in-service training program for teachers and other school personnel. NAMI state and affiliate leaders are currently piloting the program. For more information, please contact Darcy Gruttadaro, Director of the NAMI National Child & Adolescent Action Center (email:, ph: 703-516-7965).

Red Flags Idaho (Developed for use in schools by NAMI Idaho)
This program is designed to help parents identify emotional and behavioral problems in middle school and high school students and to assist families in getting help. Red Flags Idaho provides free informational presentations and materials to parents; free information and training to teachers, school counselors and nurses; a free in-service training for teachers; free copies of the Red Flags curriculum and the video "Claire's Story;" a free in-class curriculum for middle and high school students; and other resources. For more information on the program, please visit the NAMI Idaho web site or contact Ann Kirkwood.
Web Address:
Contact: Ann Kirkwood at NAMI Boise, ID at 866-572-9940

Education Programs Designed for Families and Caregivers

Hand to Hand (Developed by AMI of Greater Toledo, Ohio)
Hand to Hand is an eight-week education program designed to foster learning, healing and empowerment among families of children with emotional/mental/neurobiological disorders. This course is similar to Family to Family in structure and goals, with each week of the curriculum dedicated to a particular aspect of having a child with a mental illness. To find out more about the course visit the NAMI Ohio web site or contact Muriel Jeffries.
Web address:
Contact: Muriel Jeffries at NAMI Ohio (ph: 800-686-2646).

Visions for Tomorrow (Developed with the support of NAMI Texas)
Visions for Tomorrow consists of a series of workshops for direct primary caregivers of children and adolescents with brain disorders. Teachers of the program are trained family members who have experienced firsthand the rewards and challenges of raising children with brain disorders. The course offers caregivers an opportunity to share mutual experiences and learn valuable lessons from one another. The program covers educational material and provides the basics for day-to-day care giving skills. The program has been widely disseminated and used by many NAMI state and affiliate offices across the country. For more information on the program, please visit the NAMI Texas web site or contact Linda Zweifel.
Web address:
Contact: Linda Zweifel (ph: 800-633-3760, email:" NAMI

End the Stigma "(On this website, you will find:

  • Archives of information capsules, commentaries, and feature stories.
  • Resources on a variety of mental health problems and issues.
  • Discussion boards for sharing information and stories about mental health care (with a focus on Central Pennsylvania).

Erase the Stigma Resources (A listing of stigma resources)

NIMH Discrimination and Stigma

Links:  Anti-Stigma Programs, Resources, Research

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