Reduction and Elimination of Stigma Through Art Targeted Education (RESTATE)
RESTATE is a stigma and discrimination reduction program designed to educate local high school students about mental health issues through a specially designed curriculum that uses the media arts as a vehicle to promote awareness and understanding of mental health. Through collaboration with high school districts in Tulare and Kings Counties, RESTATE will provide funding for film equipment/software and the development of the specific curriculum to be implemented in art education/media classes.
The RESTATE module will provide an overview of mental health, including history, career opportunities, the role of County mental health services, local needs and available resources, and common barriers to treatment specific to the Tulare-Kings communities. Students will pick an approved community mental health topic and film public service announcements that will then be used as part of the RESTATE media campaign to promote community awareness.
The curricula identified for this program is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), which is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities: the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
To read more about Mental Health First Aid, please visit: http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
The Goals of RESTATE are to:
The responsibility of participating schools is administering and overseeing the RESTATE school-based curriculum activities of this project, which include:
The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency and Kings County Behavioral Health will be the lead agencies promoting the RESTATE media campaign through the following activities:
The following school sites have participated in this program: