Mental Health Lesson Plans

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According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the stigma of mental illness is often worse than the actual disorder. With the lesson plans, pupils discover the myths and stereotypes associated with mental health disorders. They complete a survey, track their feelings, and learn about the effects of stress. The questions and activities promote personal development.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups brainstorm ways to reduce stigma in their personal lives and communities 
  • Invite students to share the results of the Bingo activity with a partner
Classroom Considerations
  • Print handouts in advance  
  • Resources and organizations are based in Canada
  • Each lesson includes learning objectives, activities, and a list of materials
  • Materials are organized with headings, graphics, and lists
  • Includes optional project ideas for lesson extension
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