The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is proud to announce that the Durham Talking About Mental Illness Coalition (TAMI) is the 2019 recipient of the Jordan James Pickell Mental Health Achievement Recognition Award.
This award is presented to an organization that has made outstanding contributions to mental health education and anti-stigma activities that have had a positive impact on the mental health community. Specifically, by actively engaging students and staff in understanding and accepting mental illness and the importance of mental health.
TAMI is a collaboration between three school boards, health and mental health groups. TAMI has provided contact-based education to 70,000 students through an evidence-based, in-school curriculum and summit model. The three collaborating school boards are The Durham District School Board (DDSB), The Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) and The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPDSB).
The goals of TAMI are to increase knowledge of mental health and mental illness; reduce stigma; increase awareness of community resources and initiate positive change within schools and their surrounding communities.
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