Teaching Elementary School Health Education/Mental and Emotional Health

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Introduction[edit]

Mental and Emotional Health is the area of health that focuses on:

  • developing good character
  • interacting in ways that help create a positive social-emotional environment
  • developing healthful personality characteristics
  • choosing behaviors to promote a healthy mind
  • expressing emotions in healthful ways
  • seeking help if feeling depressed
  • using sucide-prevention strategies
  • coping with loss and grief in healthful ways
  • being resilient during difficult times

Each of these health goals have several components.

I Will Develop Good Character[edit]

I will Interact in ways that Help Create a Positive Social-Emotional Environment[edit]

I will Develop Healthful Personality Characterisitcs[edit]

I will Choose Behaviors to Promote a Healthy Mind[edit]

I will Express Emotions in Healthful Ways[edit]

I will Use Stress-Management Skills[edit]

I will Seek Help if I Feel Depressed[edit]

I will Cope with Loss and Grief in Healthful Ways[edit]