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This activity was created to help your class take a deeper look into mental illness (specifically depression and anxiety). In this, you will read them some information given (if anxiety had a face, talking about a person who has it to show it's symptoms), as well as if depression had a face (same thing), the steps to take if you're dealing with a mental illness, coping skills, as well as building our support system.
After, your students will do a brain storm on steps to take when dealing with a mental illness, focusing on how to heal/cope.
Lastly, your students will do a research project, looking up either anxiety or depression to learn more about how these illness' affect people, and how they can get help.
They will need to write a summary to you about why they believe it's important that we end the stigma around mental illness & why we need to promote change - making it something easier to talk about.
I truly believe this is so important, so be delicate with it, but show them the importance of opening up. Our story is our power.