Research Project: Managing Mental Health

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is “Mental health is a universal human right”. A person’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. Just like a person has the universal human right to proper physical care, the same should be for their mental health. Over the years, it’s been important to break down the stigma that follows the practice of good mental health. Now, it’s important to ensure that everyone around the globe has access to proper mental health care.

Mental health is very important. People are beginning to understand that we need a healthy mind just like we need a healthy body. We are still learning more about ways to improve mental health. Different organizations are working hard to erase the stigma of mental health. This stigma may prevent some people from getting help with mental health issues. How do you know where to get help? What do others do to support positive mental health in their community?

You will research what mental health resources are in your area. It could be a non-profit organization, therapists or community programs. Your information should be presented in a brochure that could be given out to high school students. You should include:

  • Name of organization and location.
  • Mission statement.
  • Services available.
  • Possible costs.
  • Who is eligible to get help.

Your brochure should be colorful and neat. You want it to catch the eyes of a student who may be struggling with their mental health. Be sure to check for spelling and use actual information. If there isn’t an organization in your area, find a site online. You can make a list of online sites that students can go to if they are having problems. The goal is to erase the stigma of mental health. Helping even one person will make a difference!

Download a printable version of this activity for free here. Then, share this free mini poster to help recognize the symptoms of stress.

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