Normal In Schools

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Mental Health, Education

Location: PO Box 20965 Milwaukee WI 53151 USA

Mission: 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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EIN 20-8489636
414-732-0535
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The main program is a musical-theatre presentation of a family's struggle with an eating disorder and a facilitated talkback. Before I had seen it, I trusted it had good value as a teaching piece, but as a professional singer-actor I was skeptical about it being good theatre. I was so blown away I immediately offered my services to the organization in whatever capacity they needed and found myself part of the presentation and now also on the Board. I have been witness the amazing impact we can have. The more I learn about Normal In Schools, the more impressed I am with every aspect--the vision, the leadership, the organization. I am proud and honored to be part of it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping people open up about their struggles with eating disorders and seek help and treatment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Normal In Schools is an amazing experience lived through the very real life scenario of a family dealing with a daughter/sister's eating disorder. This powerful musical, followed up by a talk-back with professional medical experts on eating disorders, combines the power of ED education through theater with the clinical expertise necessary to help heal the mind and body. In addition, the organization is in the process of putting together a DVD of the musical to be used in conjunction with a high school health class curriculum. There are very deep rooted psychological issues associated with eating disorders and this organization is helping to spread the word that there are many people out there suffering from the same conditions and by becoming aware of the warning signs and working through them with an open mind, great successes can be obtained.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the faces of those who experience NORMAL for the first time and hearing the success stories that come out of seeing the musical and being involved in the talk-back sessions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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