Unit 5: Mental Health

Stress Management & Suicide Prevention


       "Happiness is a choice.  You can choose to be happy.  There's
      going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it
                        affect you or  not."  Valerie Bertinelli



Unit Objectives
At the end of the unit, the students will be able to:

1. Explain what mental health is and identify characteristics of a person who is mentally healthy
2. Explain what stress is and what causes it
3. Distinguish between eustress and distress
4. Assess their own level of stress and identify coping skills that can be used to manage it
5. Identify mental disorders and what causes them
6.  Explain warning signs of a possible suicide
7. Demonstrate the prevention skill of ACT (acknowledge, care, tell in real life scenarios)
8. Access suicide prevention resources from school and the community
9. Adapt a health message that will communicate suicide prevention techniques to their peers


         Suicide: A PERMANENT solution to a TEMPORARY problem. 
            Please seek help and support if you are struggling to cope.

  • Worried about a friend at school? 
  • How can you get them the help they need? 

ACT
Acknowledge signs and symptoms
Show Care and Concern
Tell a Trusted Adult: Teacher, Parent, School Counselor, Principal

Put a message in the "Tip Box" which is located by the mailboxes

where you put your lunch money


Student Assistance Programs
Groups are facilitated by the school counseling staff from Grafton High School and the Ozaukee Council, In

  • DEPRESSION AWARENESS: Education, and awareness related to the signs, symptoms and treatment of depression

  • GIRLS GROUP: A group for girls to talk about self-esteem, body image, friendship, relationships, and parents

  • RAINBOWS: A support group for students dealing with the loss of a loved one

  • A REAL LOOK INSIDE A group designed to help students look at and enhance their self-esteem and self-image


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