Curriculum encourages frank discussion of mental illness in schools

09/20/2013 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Some elementary-school students in the Palm Beach County School District in Florida will be learning more about mental illness, as school counselors get ready to roll out a new curriculum called "Breaking The Silence: Teaching the Next Generation About Mental Illness." The goal of the program, which uses stories and games, is to reduce negative stereotypes about mental illness and to encourage compassion among students.

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