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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.
Students discuss why mental health is important. In this health science lesson, students decide whether a given scenario shows a positive or negative state of mind. They write their reflection in the Health Journals.
Here is a thoughtful group assignment for researching mental health disorders. Team members focus on a different aspect of a chosen disorder: symptoms, treatments, and community resources.
Students examine the risk factors that can interfere with the health triangle of physical, emotional and social health. They role play conflict resolution and healthy choices in the face of negative risk factors.
Eighth graders examine the history of South Carolina's mental institutions. In this South Carolina history instructional activity, 8th graders discover details about asylums built in the state in the 1800's. Students analyze primary sources about mental health care in the states and create timelines that feature the history of mental health care in the state.
Students identify the three areas of health physical, social, and mental by placing them in a triangle, and identifying activities that go in each area. They repeat the student's creed and the class moto.
Students are introduced to the study of human behavior and develop their ideas about the importance of understanding mental health.
Students examine the effects of mental illness on youth. In this mental health studies lesson plan, students research the connection between mental illness and everyday life. Students view a video documenting the lives of youth who suffer from various mental illnesses. Students work together to disuss the contents of the video.
Seventh graders explore their personal health by completing a worksheet. In this healthy living lesson, 7th graders examine the health triangle and research ways to prevent at risk behavior. Students complete a health survey based on their own habits to assess their health status.
Students explore discrimination by the media. In this media awareness lesson, students examine stigmas concerning mental illnesses as they are portrayed in the media.
Sixth graders examine the mental, physical, and social dimensions of their health. They discuss and list examples of each component of health on a worksheet, and list ways that they give attention to each aspect of their health on a paper pyramid.
Third graders discover what mental health is. They discuss examples and draw pictures of themselves taking care of their mental health. They write a story about a time when they felt good about themselves.
Students 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.
High schoolers 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.
Students identify ways to handle conflict. In this mental health lesson, students examine ways to handle conflict in a positive manner. They discuss various feelings and emotions during conflict.
Students explore the concept of the economy and mental health. In this economy and mental health lesson, students read an article about how the mental health community is booming due to the poor economy. Students discuss ways to deal with mental health problems and what may be the cause. Students create a spending plan for their group that alleviates stress instead of causing it.
Students define mental health and complete a worksheet about themselves. In this mental health instructional activity, students evaluate themselves as they score their worksheet. Students discuss critical thinking questions about their responses.
Health is not simply the absence of disease or a one-dimensional notion, but is really a combination of physical, emotional, and social components. Discover the wellness triangle, which not only includes signs of health and ways to maintain it, but also emphasizes the need to have balance. The questions provided can be responded to individually, in pairs, or in a whole-group discussion.
Students make generalizations about health. In this health activity students discuss how healthy interpersonal relationships enhance wellness overall. They focus on mental, social, and physical health.
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.