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Breaking The Silence

Desiree Woodland
Partnering with the Albuquerque School Educational Foundation, author Desiree Woodland's mission is to introduce knowledge of mental illness to kids in the upper elementary, middle and high school classes in public schools using a curriculum packet called "Breaking the Silence". "Breaking the Silence " teaches the biological basis of mental illness and helps kids to learn to recognize early symptoms in themselves and others. With grant funding from UNM Rural Behavioral Health and Isora, Desiree was able to provide curriculum packets to school nurses, counselors, social workers and teachers in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho school districts.