Mental Health Lessons

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Title:

Mental Health Lessons

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https://canwetalk.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/COOR-79l-2016-03-CWT-lesson-plans.pdf

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Can We Talk
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

As educators, we have the ability to work towards the elimination of stigma and discrimination by teaching the new generation that people with a mental illness are not to be feared, judged, avoided, or discriminated against. Mental illness and mental health are gaining more traction in our collective consciousness, and we can further that cause by bringing the discussion into our classrooms. These lesson plans, in partnership with our Creating a Compassionate Classroom booklet, were created as resources to do just that.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.4.3) Demonstrate effective communication when confronted with mental or emotional problems in others.

Examples: respect vs. disrespect, empathy vs. complacency, calmness vs. excitability, confronting vs. non-confrontational

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.2) Describe the interrelationships of emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health.

a. Identify symptoms and methods of treatment of mental health disorders, including depression, and stress.

b. Identify warning signs and prevention strategies for suicide.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.4.2) Research the effectiveness of communicating prevention and management strategies to resolve world health issues.

Examples: HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, hunger

Tags: communication, coping skills, mental health, selfawareness
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush