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Lesson 4: Getting Help with Troublesome Feelings


Students continue the discussion of troublesome feelings, with an emphasis on how these feelings are signals that it is time to get help. They examine the concept of support and identify the people they can talk to who can help them deal with troublesome feelings as their personal circle of support. They are introduced to the concept of using I-statements to express strong feelings and practice using this language to ask for help.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of talking with parents and other trusted adults about feelings.
  2. Identify trusted adults at home who can help with troublesome feelings.
  3. Identify trusted adults in school and the community who can help with troublesome feelings.
  4. Demonstrate asking for help when they have troublesome feelings.

SEL Connection

  • relationship skills
  • responsible decision making

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • MEH-1: Express feelings in a healthy way.
  • MEH-6: Get help for troublesome thoughts, feelings or actions for oneself and others.
  • MEH-9: Practice habits that promote mental and emotional well-being.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.2.2: Identify what the school can do to support personal health practices and behaviors.
  • Standard 3: Accessing Resources
  • Performance Indicator 3.2.1: Identify trusted adults and professionals who can help promote health.
  • Standard 4: Communication
  • Performance Indicator 4.2.1: Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.
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