De-stigmatizing Mental Health Issues: A Guidance Lesson

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This multi-day guidance lesson teaches your students that there is nothing unusual or embarrassing about having a mental health issue! This resource guides students to ideas on how they can support themselves and others struggling with mental health problems. In addition to the de-stigmatizing theme, it comes with a mental health support strategy and an academic success strategy. This lesson is the third in a series designed to decrease student crisis incidents and increase student grades. In using this guidance lesson at my own school, my co-counselors and I noticed positive gains in both crisis prevention and academic achievement! This resource can be taught over 2-3 guidance periods or streamlined down to one short lesson. It can also be co-taught with the counselor beginning the lesson and the teacher following up and finishing the lesson. If you order this product, you will receive:

  • two 60 minute plans
  • alignment with the American School Counselor Association Mindsets & Behavior standards
  • an academic achievement activity
  • a mental health support strategy
  • a conflict resolution activity
  • a fact sheet on de-stigmatizing mental health issues
  • a weekly grades template
  • a "Do You Have an Emergency?" posterette
  • a counselor request form template
  • and more!

This resource is appropriate for children in grades three through high school. 

Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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