Normal In Schools
Rating: 5 stars 3 3 reviews
Arts & Culture, Mental Health, Education
PO Box 20965 Milwaukee WI 53151 USA
NORMAL In Schools (NIS) is a nonprofit organization which teaches about the devastating impact of eating disorders and the therapeutic impact of theatre while educating about related issues such as body image, self esteem, family communication and stress management.
Geographic areas served:
Focuses primarily on the Midwest, but occassionally serves the entire nation
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As the mother of a 16 year old daughter, it's vital that I understand the specifics of eating disorders - what to watch for, how to help. Normal presented this all to me in an educational and creative way that allowed me to understand and empathize. ED was an issue that I only knew about through the news, which doesn't paint the full picture. It also is a venue that speaks directly to my daughter, which is not always easy to do! Through witnessing the characters go through the challenges of ED, our whole family was able to truly feel as though we understood the issue. Also, the talk back sessions after the performance provided a way for us to ask additional questions and receive referals if needed.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My increased awareness and compassion for eating disorders.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Try to get the play viewed by more people!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The dedication of the Board and President. The ability to help support such a good cause.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Poised, dedicated, passionate, driven, creative.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Change the way the world looks at eating disorders.
Ways to make it better...
If I lived closer to the staff!
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
How to get the play seen by more people.
One thing I'd also say is that...
Not only does the play have a "must be heard" message - the quality of the script, music, and actors makes it like seeing a broadway play.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
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