Influences on Mental Health Teacher Resources

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Mental Illness: Could It Happen to Me?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the effects of depression and the brain's influence on metal illness. The factors that may affect a person's ability to develop depression are examined in this lesson plan.
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Helping Adolescents Deal with Peer Pressure

For Teachers 12th
Designed by a mental health center, this presentation is meant to educate educators how to help teens face peer pressure. Tips are provided for identifying at-risk youth and bullying situations. This would be a poignant topic to include...
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Managing Influences and Making Decisions

For Teachers 10th Standards
Internal and external factors influence behavior and decision making. The third session in a 10-lesson series focusing on Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual (SPECS) health explores the impact of these factors and...
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Exploring Self-Esteem 1: What Is Self-Esteem?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Adolescents explore self-esteem and the various factors that influence a person's sense of self in this four-part lesson series. Through a combination of whole class instruction, small group discussions, and independent work, students...
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Anorexia and Eating Disorders

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does someone develop an eating disorder? Explore the link between health and body image with a video from a larger biology series. Content includes the symptoms and effects of eating disorders, reasons that eating disorders go...
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The Health Triangle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Figuring Out Mental Health

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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.
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You're the Expert Now

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students evaluate information about mental illness for accuracy and relevance as they examine brochures developed in the lesson by their classmates. Data about mental illness is revisited and adjusted for additional information obtained...
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Me, Myself, I: Self-Concept and Self-Esteem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Celebrate the positive qualities of young learners with this collection of self-esteem worksheets. After first listing their interests and personal qualities, students go on to monitor their self-esteem over the course of a week,...
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The Trial of Louis Riel: Honing Logic and Reasoning

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Learners gather research information and use it to write a script that presents the re-creation of Canada's Louis Riel's trial. They write complete testimony for witnesses and participate in a mock trial.
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What is Health?

For Students 6th - 12th
Many indicators of health are beyond a teenager's control, but there are many changes they can make in their daily life that can improve their health. Middle schoolers think about their physical, social, and mental health status before...
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Anxiety Hurts

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States. Individuals explore anxiety, learning about what it causes in the body, why humans experience it, and simple ways to deal with too much. For everyone, it is a fight or...
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Discrimination and Media: Focus on Mental Health

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explore discrimination by the media. In this media awareness lesson, students examine stigmas concerning mental illnesses as they are portrayed in the media.
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Economy's Stuck, but Business is Booming at Therapists' Offices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of the economy and mental health. In this economy and mental health instructional activity, students read an article about how the mental health community is booming due to the poor economy. Students discuss...
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Our Interests

For Teachers 3rd
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.
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Exposes in Different Eras: The Work of Dorothea Dix and Burton Blatt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discover that Dorothea Dix was the first to make the pubic aware of the terrible living conditions of people with mental illness in the 1800's. They evaluate the influence of citizen action on public policy.
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2016 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What conditions influence a student's performance on a high-stakes test? What is the mental health aftermath of a car accident? Case studies examine these and similar questions. Pupils also sharpen their test-taking skills as they work...
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2004 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Time influences mental health and behavior, but how? Learners explore the topic with authentic College Board materials. Using another scenario, scholars consider the various research methods used to explore the connection between stress...
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Identical Twins, Identical Fates?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Can different personal experiences affect our genes? Find out in an intriguing case study about one twin who is diagnosed with mental illness and her identical twin who fears she may suffer the same fate. Designed for college-level...
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Stress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Everyone feels stress from time to time, but how can you move past it? A seven-page packet of activities guides high schoolers through the process of recognizing and managing their stress. The resource includes discussion topics, a quick...
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Marijuana Facts for Teens

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is marijuana addictive? Can you drive under the influence of marijuana? What happens if you smoke marijuana while you're pregnant? Teenagers learn the answers to these and many more frequently asked questions in an online booklet about...
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Personal Wellness Inventory

For Students 9th - 12th
How healthy are you really? High schoolers assess the aspects of physical, mental, and social health in their lives before applying them to various templates and discerning the unhealthy habits that they can work on changing.
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THE LAUGHING BRAIN 2: A GOOD LAUGH

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore various theories about laughter, laughter's effects on our mental health, and the benefits of laughter to our immune system.
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Personality Disorders Graphic Organizer

For Students 9th - 12th
As part of a study of Axis II personality disorders, groups work together to generate a list of possible occupations and personal partnerships that would give an individual with this disorder a chance at a reasonably healthy life.

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