Through discussions, reflective surveys, hands-on activities, and INTERACTIVE GOOGLE SLIDES, this engaging unit helps students combine their values and motivations, recognize the causes of depression, understand how to get help and healing for depression, know the causes of suicide and how to help someone considering it; and finally, see 5 ways THEY CAN EMPOWER THEMSELVES to overcome stress, to do something good for others, and become more confident and motivated for their own future.
I also just finished an amazing update. There are now all-new photos on the Stress PowerPoint and several worksheets; AND besides the High School Stress lessons, I added the complete Stress Units from each of the 3 Middle/Jr. High School grade levels! (See specifics activities listed below.)
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★Unfortunately teen depression is often seen as a normal teenage “phase” of life and consequently, it’s not diagnosed or treated.
This unit uses a “Depression Survey,” PowerPoint slides, and activities to help your students understand and possibly recognize the symptoms of stress and depression.
Students will learn that Clinical Depression is treatable and that help is available!!
★The unit stresses that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem and it leaves devastation for loved ones in its wake, and what to do if a friend is talking about suicide, and more.
★Now you have 4 programs to choose from to use for your Stress Unit!
3 Middle/Jr. High School sequential Stress programs, or 1 High School Stress program.
The 3 grade levels of Middle/Jr. High School Stress lessons are sequential within the middle level and do not repeat activities, but be aware there is overlap between the middle and high school level lessons!
★Here are some of the activities included in the individual Middle/Jr. High School Lessons:
-These 3 programs are sequential, so use one program or use all 3!
LEVEL 1 MIDDLE/JR. HIGH SCHOOL STRESS: (7 lessons)
-What is Stress?
– “Stress Survey”
-”How Stress Affects Your Brain” Video
-”How to Relieve Stress” Video
-TIME OUT, WORK OUT, REACH OUT
-“Relieving Stress Trunks Project”
-25 Scary and Surprising Effects of Sleep Deprivation”
-“Sleep Project Homework”
-Finish Sleep Posters
-Five Stress Relieving Activities! Aerobics, Deep Breathing, Muscle Contraction, Meditation/Visualization, Yoga
LEVEL 2 MIDDLE/JR. HIGH SCHOOL STRESS: (5 lessons)
-Time Out, Work Out, Reach “Animal Stress Stories”
-“Traits of Depression Worksheet”
-“Review of Stress, the Importance of Sleep, Resilience, and Depression.”
-Depression and Thoughts of Suicide
-Overcoming Depression and Anxiety
-Life Without You” Worksheet
-Optional: Stress-Buster Coloring Homework
LEVEL 3 MIDDLE/JR. HIGH SCHOOL STRESS: (6 lessons)
-Creating “Time Out, Work Out, Reach Out Card Game”
-Depression – Resilience
-“Depression – vs – Clinical Depression
-True story Articles
-More on Depression -Bi-Polar Disorder
-”Depression Around the Room” Activity
-What to Do if Someone You Know Talks of Suicide
-Unit Test Review -“Stress-Free BINGO”!
Note: The 3 grade levels of Middle/Jr. High School Stress lessons are sequential within the middle level and do not repeat activities, but be aware there is overlap between the middle and high school level lessons!
HIGH SCHOOL STRESS: (15 lessons)
1. 136 pages of step-by-step teacher directions with real student examples of projects!!
2. A 151-slide PowerPoint that walks you through each lesson!
4. A Stress Packet that students fill out from the PowerPoint Presentation (and Key)
6. Caveman Bulletin Board Templates (“Why My Brain Still Thinks I’m a Caveman!”)
-Stress Unit Assessment Options: -“Depression/Suicide Parent-Teen Communicator”
Day 1: UNDERSTANDING STRESS
-“Stress Vulnerability Survey”
-What is stress and how to relieve stress
-How Stress Affects Your Brain
-“Above the Stress Project”
-“45 Stress Relieving Activities”
Day 3 -5: ★BONUS STRESS BUSTING MATERIALS:★
-Stress-Busting Doodle Art Coloring
-Stress Relieving Activity Stations Around the Room
-Clinical Depression and Treatment
Day 7: MORE ON DEPRESSION
-“How to Beat Stress and Depression” Scavenger Hunt
-“BLACK DOG” of DEPRESSION
-“Traits of Depression Worksheet”
-“I Had a Black Dog, His Name Was Depression” Video
-“Black Dog Poster Project”
Day 8: SUICIDE PREVENTION
-Why Teens Cut/Self-Mutilate
-Suicide Prevention Video
-Powerful “Emotions Left After Suicide” Activity
Day 9 – 13: Online Google Slides “Shutting the Door on Suicide” Program
-10 Pages of Teacher Directions
-Link to a 47-Slide Interactive Google Slideshow
-Video and article links, art projects, surveys = impacting!
Day 14: STRESS TEST REVIEW
-How to Show You Care if a Friend Talks of Suicide
-“Show You Care Worksheet”
-Stress Test Review and Key
-Stress-Free BINGO Test Review!!
-“Sleep Homework Project”
-POWERFUL “Stress, Depression and Suicide Parent-Teen Communicator”
THIS UNIT AND ALL ITS MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN MY FULL SEMESTER PROGRAMS: “HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH CURRICULUM” and “MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH CURRICULUM.”
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