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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.
Eighth graders examine the history of South Carolina's mental institutions. In this South Carolina history lesson, 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 explore discrimination by the media. In this media awareness lesson plan, students examine stigmas concerning mental illnesses as they are portrayed in the media.
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.
Pupils 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pupils 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.
High schoolers examine the effects of mental illness on youth. In this mental health studies lesson, students research the connection between mental illness and everyday life. High schoolers view a video documenting the lives of youth who suffer from various mental illnesses. Students work together to disuss the contents of the video.
Students explore various theories about laughter, laughter's effects on our mental health, and the benefits of laughter to our immune system.
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.
Seventh graders discuss what are the characteristics of a personal with good health. They read an article about influences on health and discuss and perform a self assessment to gauge their personal health. They then go to the gym and perform and discuss physical activities related to social health, fitness, and stress reduction.
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 create their own pie chart about their total health, being comprised of physical, social, and mental health. They label each section physical, social, and mental, and label each section with the percentage they are trying to represent. They provide a brief explanation to justify why they gave each percentage to each section.
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.
Learners study the environmental factors that affect food systems and choices. In this food systems and health lesson, students study global and national information about obesity. Learners study photos and captions about the topic. Students identify individual and environmental factors for physical health and nutrition. Learners complete related handouts and write a reflection about the topic.
Here is a good way for children to identify ways to handle conflict. They discuss the connection between feelings and conflict. Everyone listens to a story about a conflict between two friends and they discuss what they could have done to resolve the problem.
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.