Mental Health Day 2021

Our State-mandated mental health training will take place on Wednesday, May 19. Below you’ll find important information about the day, including the topics to be covered in each class period, a companion guide for teachers, the class schedule for the day, curriculum plans and other important details.

We hope the voluntary orientation session on Tuesday (05.11) was helpful. If you have questions, or are in need of support in preparing for the mental health training please reach out to school counseling.

What Do Students Do on Mental Health Day?
On-Campus and Off-Campus students attend their regular class periods and end the day in their Advisory groups. The schedule is provided below and includes topics to be covered during each class period. Students will be automatically assigned the virtual curriculum for the day. Based on recommendations from the curriculum provider, middle school students will be assigned the 6th grade curriculum and high school students will be assigned the 9th grade curriculum.

Schedule for Mental Health Day
See: Teacher Companion Guides: Middle School | High School (sections linked below)

 

Middle School | Teacher Companion Guide High School | Teacher Companion Guide
Per. 1:
8:00 – 9:05
Lesson 1: Awareness of Resources, Lesson 2: Prevention of  Self-harming and Suicide Per. 1
8:00-9:05
Lesson 1: Awareness of Resources, Lesson 2: Prevention of Self-harming and Suicide
Per. 2: 9:10-10:15 Lesson 3: Mental Health Awareness & Assistance, Lesson 4: Child Trafficking Prevention Per. 2 9:10-10:15 Lesson 3: Mental Health Awareness & Assistance, Lesson 4: Child Trafficking Prevention
Per. 3: 10:20-11:25 Lesson 5: #STOPTHESTIGMA: The Truth about Mental Health Conditions, Lesson 6
: You Can Help: Supporting Someone with a Mental Health Condition Per. 3 10:20-11:25 Lesson 5: #STOPTHESTIGMA: The Truth about Mental Health Conditions, Lesson 6
: You Can Help: Supporting Someone with a Mental Health Condition
Lunch: 1:30-12:00 Per. 4 (1st half)
11:30-12:00
Lesson 7: Prevention of Substance Misuse
Per. 4: 12:00-1:05 Lesson 7: Prevention of Substance Misuse, Lesson 8: Healthy Coping Tools for Teens Lunch: 12:00-12:30
Advisory: 1:10-1:35 Discussion Per. 4 (2nd half): 12:35-1:05 Lesson 8: Healthy Coping Tools for Teens
Advisory 1:10-1:35  Discussion

 

Ways Teachers Can Facilitate the Day
In an effort to help teachers feel comfortable with how the training will be delivered, the following options are provided.

  • Student Self-Paced Independent Virtual Lesson + Teacher-Led Discussion
  • Teacher-Led Whole Group Video Lesson + Discussion
  • Review the Teacher Companion Guide | Middle School | High School

 

Curriculum for Mental Health Day 

  • All high school students access 9th grade lessons.
  • All middle school students access 6th grade lessons.
  • How to access the curriculum
  • How to navigate the curriculum
    • Information about how to navigate the curriculum and access the teacher companion guide: Navigating Suite 360 
    • NOTE: For our Mental Health Day, there will be 8, 25-30 minute lessons (not 50 minutes as noted in the video). After the lessons, there is time for group discussion. Discussion prompts are included in the teacher companion guide.

Counselor Support
Students may need to speak with a counselor as they engage with the materials for mental health day. Please refrain from sending students in search of support without connecting with a counselor first.

  • Send a TEAMS message to a student’s assigned counselors for guidance on connecting with support.
    • Caleb Chambliss | HS Last Names A-J
    • Sara Theiss | HS Last Names K-Z
    • Madison Schmidt | Middle School
  • Students may also send a message direct to a their counselor through Canvas.