Academic Activity - Nurturing My Mental & Emotional Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

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Academic Activity - Nurturing My Mental & Emotional Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Mental and emotional wellbeing is critical to overall health. By supporting teens in developing healthy coping skills, you can set them up for success in dealing with stress and challenging circumstances in the future. This activity helps promote mindfulness and teaches teens how to practice health-enhancing behaviors, which can support better management of stress and reduce the chances of exploring substance use as an alternative.

Lesson Plan Highlights:

  • Questions for students
  • Student activity sheets
  • Teacher's prompts

Grade Level(s):

6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12 

Student Skills:

  • English language arts
  • Health and life skills

Time / Duration:

25 minutes

Materials:

Computer and internet access