Mental Disorders Teacher Resources

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Teen Domestic Abuse and Violence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Inform your class about teen dating abuse. This resource lays out a comprehensive plan for helping teens become aware of the signs of abuse. The instructional activity is complete with vocabulary, worksheets, a PowerPoint presentation,...
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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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Economy's Stuck, but Business is Booming at Therapists' Offices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of the economy and mental health. For this economy and mental health lesson, students read an article about how the mental health community is booming due to the poor economy. Students discuss ways to deal...
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The Stigma Within

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students role play the part of someone with a mental illness and the families they are members of. They act out the scenes from cue cards and other students can state their questions and comments.
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Treatment Works!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students consider the goals of a treatment plan for persons who have had the way they think, feel, or behave changed because of mental illness. PET images are utilized to support the evidence of changes in the activity and functioning of...
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Striking Out Stress- A "Gallery Walk" Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars discuss ways to cope with stressful situations. In this mental health lesson, students identify stressful situations and how they would respond to them. Young scholars discuss their feelings.
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The Human Organism

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss human emotions and mental health. In this mental and emotional health lesson plan, students write a short story regarding the "think and share" choice. Students include emotion, the connection between feelings and...
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Exposes in Different Eras: The Work of Dorothea Dix and Burton Blatt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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Autism Help Through PowerPoint

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the effects of autism by creating a slide-show presentation.  In this special needs lesson plan, students define autism and the mental health problems it can cause young people afflicted with it.  Students create a...
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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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What Can I Do?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars discuss feelings and ways to deal with problems. In this conflict resolution lesson, students identify their feelings and learn ways to resolve conflicts with others.
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Feelings Are Very Important

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Here are some ways you can help your students understand and cope with their feelings. This presentation provides ways to deal with anger and sadness through calm times, self talk, daily affirmations, and replacement thoughts. Note: This...
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Transitions and Managing Change

For Teachers 6th
Intended to help sixth graders move on to middle school or junior high, this presentation discusses ways to cope with stress caused by change. While this cute and friendly format may invite good healthy discussions, it may not appeal to...
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Countering Negative Thoughts

For Students 8th - 12th
Encourage your class to think positively! In order to counter negative thoughts, it can be useful to think of rational and positive counter statements. This worksheet asks learners to read a few negative thoughts and practice countering...
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Tinkle Times

For Teachers 8th
New ReviewThe big idea in the last lesson in the Health Smart series is that individuals must practice emotional first aid, that just as we take care of physical injuries, we must take care of emotional injuries. Scholars watch a short video and...
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Deal with Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The stated goal of this unit is to use poetry to "improve the emotional health of young people." Budding poets read and then supply their own lines for poems that deal with alienation, loneliness, and rejection.
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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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I Spy

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the mental, physical, and social dimensions of their health. They discuss and list examples of each component of health on a worksheet, and list ways that they give attention to each aspect of their health on a...
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Depression

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers review what they know about clinical depression. In this personal health lesson, students research depression and treatments for it. High schoolers then create information posters that feature factual information about...
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What's Wrong?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze case studies to explore similarities and differences among illnesses. PET images are examined to explore how scientists investigate the changes in the way the brain functions during depression.
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Virtual Hallucinations

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students research about the key symptoms of Schizophrenia. In this psychology lesson, students role play a psychologist who's evaluating a patient showing Schizophrenic symptoms. They experience life from the patient's point of view...
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The Modernist Struggle: Allusions, Images, and Emotions in T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
After a series of close reading activities that focus on modernist elements in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," individuals are asked to adopt the point of view of a mental health professional and e-mail Prufrock...
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Emotional Health Awareness

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners examine their emotional health. In this health instructional activity, students discover the differences between physical, mental, and emotional health. Learners consider how to maintain balance in their own lives.
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Real Attractive

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine how the media has an impact on poor body image and eating disorders among young people.  In this body image lesson, 6th graders discover the unrealistic values media promotes. Students explore the mental, physical...