Talking About Mental Illness Grade 7 & 8 (TAMI)
Talking About Mental Illness (T.A.M.I.) is a program that was designed for elementary students in 2012 and is best suited for grades 7 & 8. This awareness program has been proven to bring about positive change in the students knowledge and attitudes about mental illness and related subjects.
This program enables students to:
 Foster a more positive attitude towards mental illness
Provide links to community resources and support for further information and professional help
Reduce the stigma associated to mental illness
Emphasis is placed on wellness education such as self-esteem building and stress management
The comprehensive 3- 4 day session package with optional guest speaker is designed to be delivered in a classroom setting for 1 hour per day for four consecutive days when possible. Students are introduced to various topics such as Mental Health/Illness, Types of Disorders, Self-Esteem and Stress Management.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the health restrictions, a modified and condensed version of the TAMI program is being offered to schools virtually and pre-recordings will be made available.

For more information, please contact Mental Health Promoter, Angele D’Alessio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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