Toolbox The Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide provides a complete set of evidence-based, online modular resources proven to increase the understanding of mental health and mental disorders, decrease the stigma of mental illness and enhance help-seeking efficacy among both students and teachers. The first publication of its kind, providing students with information on topics including time management, relationships, money, school, sexual activity, mental illness, suicide and addictions. Mental Health Literacy is the knowledge and understanding that helps us become responsible, effective and successful in living full and healthy lives. With good mental health literacy we learn how to take better care of ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. We are empowered and provided with the skills that we need to help us build better lives, better systems of care and a better society.
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Self-injury and Choking: Destructive Behaviors in Children and Teenagers Morgan Wharton, National Center for Health Research Destructive behaviors typically practiced by adolescents and teenagers are also being adopted by children at an increasingly young age. Self-Injury Non-suicidal self-injury NSSI is a dangerous behavior of children and teenagers who harm themselves without intending to commit suicide. The most common form of self-injury is cutting; other forms include self-inflicted burns, bites, hair-pulling, and hitting. Thirty-two percent of the children surveyed had harmed themselves within the past month. The frequency of self-harm varied from less than once per month, to more than once per hour; 1 to 6 times per week was the most frequently reported interval of self-harm. This activity can be self-inflicted using a belt, rope, or scarf, or another individual can manually apply pressure.
An envelope filled with the letters of the alphabet written on small slips of paper Description Divide the group into two even teams and ask each team to write down on one piece of paper all the names of the people on their team and on the other team. Once all the names are written down, select a letter of the alphabet from the envelope. Inform the teams what letter was chosen and give them two minutes to work as a team to think of a positive word, or words beginning with the chosen letter that describes each person.
The last thing we want is for a young reader to get turned off and lose out on the immeasurable benefits reading provides. As a researcher looking at diverse representations in young adult literature, I often get asked for book recommendations. Since I believe all readers are looking for an emotional connection to a story, I start with authenticity as my keystone. In order to form a connection with the experiences of characters, including their travel and journeys to new places, the writing should emerge from a place of authenticity.