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Mrs. Laverde from Flushing NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mental Health Awareness

My students need books such as Girl Interrupted, Madness A Bipolar Life, and Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression to help get an understanding on mental health.

  • $379 goal

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My Students

Our school is comprised of our city’s most talented young people, dedicated teachers, and staff. We take great pride in the rigor of our curriculum, the quality of our instruction, and the performance of our students. Our students are serious scholars who constantly strive for success. Their determination ensures that they are the up-and-coming leaders of tomorrow.

To our students, failure is not an option; it is just another obstacle waiting to be overcome.

They believe with hard work and perseverance anything is achievable. They are excited to be in school and look forward to each day's encounters.

My students enjoy being challenged and love challenging their teachers. They not only question everything, they seek out and find the answers.

Our students, for lack of a better word, are exceptional. While our students are serious scholars they are very involved in all aspects of school. They belong to various clubs in the school, are involved in athletics, and tap into the creative minds through the arts. They are on their way to becoming well-rounded and productive members of society.

My Project

The stigma of mental illness is still very real in today's society. It is imperative that we give our young people the tools needed to understand and cope with the struggles of the day to day world, now add in the complications of mental illness and the tools are critical.

With the addition of these books to the library our students will have the opportunity to read, discover, and learn about how various mental illnesses affect the lives of those who suffer as well as their family and friends.

These books will also allow our students to see that there are viable treatment opportunities and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Mrs. Laverde
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 999 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Girl, Interrupted • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. 10th Anniversary Edition. • Amazon Business $20.85 1 $20.85
Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder • Amazon Business $9.38 2 $18.76
Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
To Walk on Eggshells • Amazon Business $17.64 1 $17.64
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Second Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know • Amazon Business $16.56 1 $16.56
Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D • Amazon Business $15.73 1 $15.73
Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends, and Caregivers, Revised and Expanded • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition: A Family Manual • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
What You Must Think of Me: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative) • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14
Madness: A Bipolar Life • Amazon Business $6.68 1 $6.68
Manic: A Memoir • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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