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SOS Life Blog

The SOS Life Blog is where we feature ways that students and schools are Stomping Out Stigma.  If you would like to highlight what you or your school is doing on our blog, please email your photos, videos and links with a completed SOS Life Blog Submission Form to your school board's TAMI Representative: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submissions will be reviewed, and approved submissions will be posted on our website.  Submissions will not be accepted without board and TAMI Coalition approval.

ALL SAINTS SOS TEAM 2015-2016

AllSaintsSOSVideo2For the past eight years, the All Saints "Stomping out Stigma" team has worked to engage our community in a conversation about mental health.  Our mission is to raise awareness of mental health, resiliency and to stomp out the stigma surrounding mental illness. 

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FAMOUS PEOPLE BOARDS

Students in Kevin MacDonald's grade 7/8 class at St. Leo Catholic School in Brooklin created their own Famous People posters, modeled after the TAMI Famous People Boards used in the in-class program.

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JuiceBarST. MARY'S JUICE BAR

The students of St. Mary Catholic School in Pickering were inspired to raise awareness for the burdens that are carried by others (discrimination and mental illness) through participating in a Walk of Faith. They decided to take it one step further by creating St. Mary's Juice Bar of Compassion! Read more to watch their video.

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AllSaintsSOSVideoALL SAINTS STOMPING OUT STIGMA VIDEO

The All Saints Stomping Out Stigma group formed in 2008 during a conversation in a cab ride home from a Mental Health Summit at Ontario Shores put on by the TAMI Coalition. The four students and teacher who attended were so moved by the experience that they felt a responsibility to bring awareness back to their own school community. The group collected fellow students and teacher advisors to form an SOS group in their school. The primary goal of the SOS group is to create a greater awareness of mental health and to dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding mental illness.

Read more: All Saints Stomping Out Stigma Video

Yellowknife1YELLOWKNIFE PARTNERSHIP

With full support from the Ministry of Social Services of the Northwest Territories, members and guests of the Durham TAMI Coalition has visited Yellowknife, NWT three times since 2011 in order to deliver training to support the TAMI model being integrated into the schools and community. Yellowknife participants in the training included: high school and intermediate teaching staff and students; community mental health clinicians, school board superintendents and representatives from the Ministry of Social Services, NWT.

Read more: Yellowknife Partnership