Talking About Mental Illness Grade 9-12 (TAMI)


Talking About Mental Illness (T.A.M.I.) is a program that was designed predominantly for secondary school students in 2001 by the Canadian Mental Health Association & the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. This program increases awareness about mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it.


Communities are proving they can make a difference through education and awareness programs. TAMI helps to increase the understanding of mental health/illness. It is intended to dispel common misconceptions regarding mental disorders and those living with a mental illness. Students are introduced to various topics such as Mental Health/Illness, Types of Disorders, suicideTALK, Stress Management and when possible a testimonial from a person with lived experience. The comprehensive 4-5 session package has been designed to meet the mental health component identified for the Grade 11 Health and Physical Education course.


*Please note that session 5 is optional and available based on speaker availability.


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