Monday March 12 – 13 reasons why NOT

  1. finish up suicide true/false
  2. complete Red Flags reading and questions
  3. Intro to 13 Reasons Why NOT project

13RWN poster 3


Monday March 5 – Smart Phones and Mental Illness

Learning targets:

—>What are the concerns about cell phones and teenagers – are these legitimate concerns?

—> What do cell phones have to do with mental illness?


  1. Kahoot!
  2. Get into groups of 4
  3. Watch video at this site:
    1. Write down 7 key points as you watch
  4. Read over Teens are Addicted to Cell phones
    1. 3 levels protocol
    2. Groups present
  5. video below – jot down 7 key points Jean Twenge makes about smartphones and iGen



Friday Feb 23 – Resilience

Learning Targets

–> What is the difference between anxiety and stress?

–> In what ways can stress be good?

–> What is resiliency and how does resiliency help one cope with stress?

  1. Brain cards
  2. Discussion
  3. Stress test –
  4. Resilience video
  5. Reality of Stress
  6. The Benefits of Stress



Wed Feb 21 – Wrapping up Anxiety

  • Play Jeopardy
  • finish ppt from last class
  • group discussion on questions
    • What is the scope and impact of anxiety disorders?
    • What are the symptoms and feelings one has when one has an anxiety disorder?
    • What are the six anxiety disorders?  How are they different from one another?
  • Answer above questions on provided card = limit your responses to 2 sentences for the first two questions.  For the third question, explain each anxiety disorder in one sentence.

Wed Feb 14 – Examining Anxiety

Learning Targets:

  • To reflect on anxiety and stress and express your personal thoughts about it
  • To consider whether or not you might have some anxiety issues

  1. Hand in Schizophrenia questions from last class
    1. What are three things you have learned about schizophrenia ?
    2. discussion
  2.  Watch – My Extreme Animal Phobia
    1. What does he say, do, what is his body language, what is causing his stress?
    2. Why is he so scared? How did he become scared?
    3. How does he start working through his fear?
    4. What does his therapist encourage him to do? Why?
  3. Chart Paper Protocol
  4. Anxiety worksheet – score it
    1. Website:


Wed Feb 7 – Understanding Schizophrenia

1) The Sleeping Brain quiz

2) Kahoot on mental health

3) Schizophrenia Simulation

4) Schizophrenia Clip

5) Schizophrenic Brain  (see below)

6) Schizophrenia Questions– website for answers is
Image: Research shows an MRI could help detect schizophrenia (Photo courtesy of iStockphoto).
Image: Research shows an MRI could help detect schizophrenia (Photo courtesy of iStockphoto).
Posted on Dec 22, 2016.   Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to measure the higher levels of oxidative stress present in patients with schizophrenia, according to a new study.
The researchers found a 53% elevation in NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydrogen )  in the chronic schizophrenia patients, as compared to healthy individuals of similar age. A similar degree of NADH elevation was also seen in newly diagnosed schizophrenia, suggesting that oxidation imbalance is present even in the early stages of illness. Modest NADH increases were also seen in bipolar disorder, which shares some genetic and clinical overlap with schizophrenia
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