Mental Health Lesson Plans
The Science of Mental Illness
Developed for middle school students
National Institute of Health,
participants gain insight into the biological basis of mental
illnesses and how scientific evidence and research can help them
understand its causes and lead to treatments and, ultimately, a
Breaking the Silence
Foster awareness, empathy and acceptance of mental illness
using materials designed for upper elementary, middle or high
Mental Illness Toolkit
for educators of middle and high school students.
It includes art, literature, drama and computer activities
that help raise awareness and reduce stigma.
Sunflower Lesson Plan
Use the NAMI-Yolo Sunflower Art Competition as a way to
introduce mental health issues into the classroom.