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Lesson 6: Getting Help for Troublesome Feelings


This lesson helps students analyze what kind of support is needed for troublesome feelings and practice asking for help. They review the importance of talking with trusted adults about troublesome feelings. They work in teams to complete an activity sheet in which they suggest ways to deal with feelings and decide who would be a good person to ask for support for different situations students their age may face. Then they practice how to ask for support from a trusted adult.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe appropriate ways to express and deal with emotions.
  2. Explain the importance of talking with parents and other trusted adults about feelings.
  3. Identify parents and other trusted adults to talk with about feelings. 
  4. Demonstrate how to effectively ask for help with troublesome feelings to improve mental and emotional health.

SEL Connection

  • self-management
  • 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 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
  • Standard 3: Accessing Resources
  • Performance Indicator 3.5.2: Locate resources from home, school, and community that provide valid health information.
  • Standard 4: Communication
  • Performance Indicator 4.5.4: Demonstrate how to ask for assistance to enhance personal health.
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