Protecting Teen Mental Health

Learn about some of the factors impacting teen mental health and actions we can take to promote wellbeing. Depression, self-harm, and suicide rates have all been rising among adolescents and young adults over the last decade. This mini-lesson helps students understand some of the causes of this trend, generate ideas for protecting mental health, explore the relationship between following the news and mental health, and consider ideas for how schools can promote student’s wellbeing. Each activity can be used on its own or taught in any combination best suited to your students.