Mental Health Literacy provides, FREE of charge, a curriculum for 9th and 10th grade students to learn mental health concepts and vocabulary. The curriculum includes pre- and post-tests, lesson plans, slides, handouts and videos, as well as a Teacher Knowledge Update section.
This curriculum concentrates on four components of mental health literacy:
- Understanding how to optimize and maintain good mental health
- Understanding mental disorders and their treatments
- Decreasing Stigma
- Enhancing help-seeking efficacy (knowing when and where to get help and having the skills necessary to promote self-care and how to obtain good care)
Should time for teaching mental health literacy be limited, each module could be taught within a fifty-minute class period. However, the rich resources are more than adequate to use over a longer period of time. Although no training is required to use the curriculum, our Managing Director, Shelley Seslar, is able to provide training for educators who desire it.