ALEX Classroom Resource

  

Depression

  Classroom Resource Information  

Title:

Depression

URL:

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-depression-helen-m-farrell

Content Source:

Other
https://ed.ted.com
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This TED-Ed learning activity guides students through the explanation of, possible causes, and treatments for depression.

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.

The activity includes a video, multiple choice and open-ended questions, additional resources to dig deeper, and a guided discussion.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
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.

Tags: depression, health, mental disorders, mental health, wellbeing
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Andrea Rains
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit