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Activity
US National Library of Medicine

Mental Health Awareness Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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Lesson Plan
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Road Blocks to Mental Health

For Teachers 11th - 12th
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer than half of adults seek treatment for mental health disorders. Those interested in careers in mental health investigate why this is so by looking at the stigma...
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PPT
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

My Life—My Mental Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Between peer pressure, an onslaught of hormones, and brand new responsibilities, the teenage years can be emotionally volatile. Equip young adults with coping mechanisms and a safe place to discuss their feelings with a guided...
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Health Smart Virginia

Ending the Silence on Mental Illness

For Teachers 9th
To end the silence on mental illness, groups research a mental illness. They then create a scene-by-scene script, cast parts, and record a video that details the symptoms, causes, and treatment of the disorder. They also include what...
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Health Smart Virginia

Face of Mental Illness

For Teachers 9th
To develop an understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health problems and the impact stigma and discrimination have on those who would seek help, groups investigate the symptoms of and risk factors associated with eight different...
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Health Smart Virginia

Mental Health PowerPoint and Notes

For Teachers 9th
A 15-slide presentation summarizes key concepts from the Mental Health unit designed for freshmen. Viewers record the information on the provided worksheets. The notes prepare learners for a game of jeopardy.
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Unit Plan
Mental Health Literacy

Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide - Version 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A 171-page curriculum provides educators with the information they need to help and support high schoolers' mental health. The curriculum targets five domains: learning how to maintain good mental health, learning about mental disorders...
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Writing
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Health Smart Virginia

Mental Health Journals

For Students 8th - 10th
Eight prompts, designed to accompany the Health Smart series of lessons, provide high schoolers an opportunity to reflect on and learn from the issues raised by the various activities.
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Health Smart Virginia

Face of Mental Illness

For Teachers 10th
There are a lot of myths and misinformation out there about mental illness. Help set the record straight with a resource that debunks the falsehoods and provides high schoolers with accurate and important information about the various...
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Lesson Plan
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Maintaining Your Health and Well-Being

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Future counselors and mental health professionals engage in two activities that give them insight into careers in human services. First, groups of four compare and contrast health and wellness apps and share their findings with the...
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PPT
Curated OER

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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Activity
Bethel School District

Health Triangle Self Assessment

For Students 7th - 12th
Measure health as a triangle, with each side representing different aspects of health: physical, emotional/mental, and social. High schoolers complete a self-assessment of their health in all three areas before scoring their progress and...
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Unit Plan
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Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Health and the Whole Person

For Teachers 8th
Health is more than measuring your blood pressure and eating nutritious foods. Eighth graders discuss the factors that play into an individual's health, including spirituality, social life and friendships, emotional stability, cognitive...
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Activity
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Health Smart Virginia

Shark Tank - Mental Illnesses

For Students 8th - 10th
Young entrepreneurs research and develop a Shark Tank-style pitch for a solution to help people who have a mental illness. After the presentations, research groups complete a rubric for each product and vote for the one product they feel...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Mental Health 3: Mental Health Through Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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Curated OER

Discrimination and Media: Focus on Mental Health

For Teachers 9th - 11th
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.
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Lesson Plan
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

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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Worksheet
Curated OER

World Mental Health Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this World Mental Health Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, unscramble the words, sequencing, unscramble the...
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Unit Plan
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Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Health and the Whole Person

For Teachers 10th Standards
To begin the second year of a health and wellness course, class members review the aspects of social, physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual health investigated the previous year. After completing the provided self-assessment...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Three Elements of Health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify and discuss three important elements of health: physical, social, and mental health. They go into detail about each and spend a lot of time discussing the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating a...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

My Mental Health

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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...
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Curated OER

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 instructional activity.
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Curated OER

What Can I Do?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore ways to handle conflict. In this mental health lesson, students investigate ways to tell others how they feel and discover that identifying their emotions can help them resolve conflict.

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