Mental Emotional Health Teacher Resources
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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.
Figuring Out Mental Health
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.
Too Large to be a Lunatic Asylum: South Carolina’s Mental Health
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students are introduced to the study of human behavior and develop their ideas about the importance of understanding mental health.
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.
Mental Health Module Four-Experiences of Mental Illness
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.
Grade 10 - Personal Development (Mental Well-Being)
Tenth graders propose strategies for enhancing and maintaining emotional health and well-being encourage respect for others.
What Can I Do?
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Economy's Stuck, but Business is Booming at Therapists' Offices
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.
Friends Helping Friends
Young scholars practice effective communication skills by giving a speech on emotional health topics researched on the Internet.
Students explore their own self concept. They draw a picture of themselves, read a story, and write a story that has a character like themselves. Afterward, they write and illustrate their stories in PowerPoint.
My Mental Health
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.
The Mind-Body Connection
Second graders learn about the human body. In this biology lesson plan, 2nd graders will begin with the basics of understanding charts and graphs and progress into units that cover the body systems, and mental and emotional health. Students will learn how their daily choices effect their bodies.