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Michigan Made - Be Nice Program

Posted: 8:00 AM, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-14 08:00:10-05

LANSING, Mich. — This week on Michigan Made we are spotlighting the Be Nice program . Be Nice, a program developed in West Michigan, is a mental health education, bully and suicide prevention initiative that creates a positive cultural change through simple daily actions.

The program is designed for schools, communities, and businesses utilizing a self-starting curriculum with initial training by the MHF staff. Its tools are simple.

The be nice. Action Plan is the "stop, drop, and roll" of mental health education that teaches people to notice, invite, challenge, and empower themselves and others. How you treat someone can have a direct effect on how they think, act, and feel - their mental health.The be nice. education program creates awareness and ultimately saves lives.

Today, we talk with Mrs. Caitlin Wilcox, a school social worker at Williamston High School. The Williamston Community Schools are in their second year using this program and we gain a better perspective about the program and the impact of the innovative program within our schools.

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