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Mental Health Week

This "Worry Tree" is a poster I would love to hang in my classroom. It is a resource I think students could refer to, when needed, to help them regulate their emotions and deal with their "problems" in an effective way. Eventually, they will be able to follow this process on their own, and develop their emotional competence - which is an important skill that underlies positive mental health (Reinke et al., 2011).

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Normally, Cortisol helps us fight back and cope with pressure. However, if you were to engage in intense depressive thinking for a period of 3 to 4 weeks, there is a likelihood that the level of cortisol within your blood stream will become way too much.

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QUESTION: Why is it so few young people talk about mental health positively, or admit to struggles?

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The Effects of Depression on the Body

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Inside Out is popular with children and adults alike, what better way to introduce relaxation than to create an Inside Out Mindfulness Lesson Plan.

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from Kiddie Matters

Self-Esteem Building Activities for Kids

Valentine's Day is a great time to help kids improve their self-esteem by encouraging them to love themselves. These fun self-esteem activities can help.

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from Scoop.it

Recreation Therapy Ideas

Recreation Therapy Ideas | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it

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