• To take the perspective of someone with a mental illness to increase awareness and promote tolerance
  • To develop helpful response to hurtful statements that others make to individuals with mental illnesses

Break up into groups (5 or fewer groups) and assign each group a “character” below from walk in our shoes website Options include:

  • Scarlett
  • Laura
  • Jose
  • Matt
  • Lucy

Each group should watch their assigned character’s story video which is approximately 3 minutes.

  • How did it feel to hear your assigned character’s scenario? Did it change your perspective on mental illness?
  • How can you be more aware of your words? Why is it important to be aware? What was the most eye-opening part of these scenarios for you?
  • What are some of the things you could say to your character to help them with their struggles/