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Mental Health 3: Mental Health Through Literature
High schoolers examine the impact and portrayal of mental illness in literature. They develop thier ideas about mental health through the arts in this the third lesson on mental health.
Mental Health 2: Bedlam
Students are oriented to the kinds of treatment and care the mentally ill received prior to the 19th century-using the example of England's legendary Bedlam, the world's oldest mental health asylum.
Discrimination and Media: Focus on Mental Health
Students explore discrimination by the media. In this media awareness lesson, students examine stigmas concerning mental illnesses as they are portrayed in the media.
In Their Own Words
Students watch a video of people telling about their experiences with a mental illness. They compare and contrast the life stories they saw to reinforce how mental illnesses are biological illnesses that affect a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
How Does One Cope With Life-Changing Events?
Second graders identify coping skills during times of stress. In this mental health lesson, 2nd graders read the story, Stressed Out Sally and brainstorm events that produce stress. Students rewrite a different version of the story including the coping skills that were discussed.
Dealing with Stress
Adolescents and adults can experience a great deal of stress! Equip your young learners with the skills to reduce and cope with stress. Class members will review and discuss the symptoms of stress, what situations are more likely to cause it, and outline ways in which they will work to make positive changes in their lives.
New! The Health Triangle
What else does physical health include besides exercise and nutrition? How can I support my mental health? Does social health just refer to relationships with friends? How are all of these questions vital to the body's overall efficiency and well being? Discover the primary components of each of the three major areas (physical, social, and mental health) of the health triangle, and discuss what factors can affect and risk one's journey toward lifelong wellness.
THE LAUGHING BRAIN 2: A GOOD LAUGH
Students explore various theories about laughter, laughter's effects on our mental health, and the benefits of laughter to our immune system.
Fighting the War in Your Head
Students analyze the experiences of a fictional soldier in a war and create a mental health profile for that individual. They emulate psychiatrists and propose treatment strategies for their particular soldier's post-traumatic stress disorder.
Students are introduced to the study of human behavior and develop their ideas about the importance of understanding mental health.
Coping with Job Loss
Young scholars discuss the different stages of job loss. In this communication lesson, students brainstorm ways to cope with this situation. They share their ideas in class.
The Teenage Single Parent
High schoolers examine the challenges a single teenage parent faces. In groups, they research ways to positively cope with an unplanned pregnancy and design their own layette for their new baby. As a class, they discuss what it means to be responsible and role-play in different scenarios. To end the lesson, they write down their goals, not only for themselves, but also for their baby.
Schools Under Attack: Reaction, Grief, Recovery
Students explore different types of stress and how to cope with different types of anxiety. In this how to deal with stress lesson, students watch videos about recent terrorist attacks on school grounds, and research and demonstrate their understanding of coping skills. Students meet with experts to discuss how these types of attacks would effect people and communities.
It's a Mad World
Learners explore the various factors leading to anger, the health risks involved in anger, and the techniques people can use to cope with it. Through writing and performing scenarios that enact different causes and coping techniques of anger.
Coping With Exam Stress
Students revise unique ways to study on a spreadsheet to display. Students share useful study skills with each other. Students solve problems for imaginary students. Students role play examples.
The Laughing Brain 1: How We Laugh
Young scholars to rate themselves on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the happiest) as to how happy they feel and write their rating on a sheet of paper. They explore gelotology (the science of laughter) and its benefits to our social, mental, and physical well-being then read articles on laughter.
Dramatic Release of Stress
Students explore ways to actively take part in relaxing themselves physically and mentally. They become aware of specific thought processes through relaxation exercises and express themselves creatively through a monologue.
Students investigate the concept of puberty. They examine the social and emotional changes that take place. Individual students examine the kinds of changes they will go through. They are taught some coping strategies to deal with the expected changes.
The Numbers Get Larger
Second graders examine how to use mental strategies for addition and subtraction. They look at part/whole strategies for multi-digit problems and define which one would be best used for a particular problem. They use tens frames to solve problems.
What Can I Do?
Young scholars identify ways to handle conflict. For this mental health lesson, students examine ways to handle conflict in a positive manner. They discuss various feelings and emotions during conflict.