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Lesson Plan

Name: Marlyn Castillo


Grade Level: High School
Content Area: Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
Topic: Depression/Anxiety Management

Standards:
1. Essential Concepts:
a. Describe how social environments affect health and well-being
b. Describe the benefits of having positive relationships with trusted adults
c. Identify warning signs for suicide
d. Classify personal stressors at home, in school, and with peers
e. Analyze signs of depression, potential suicide and other self-destructive behaviors
2. Interpersonal Communication:
a. Seek help from trusted adults for oneself or a friend with an emotional or social health problem.
3. Decision Making:
a. Monitor personal stressors and assess techniques for managing them.

Objectives:
Upon completion of the lesson, the learner will

1. Distinguish warning signs of depression/anxiety.


2. Identify 3 trusted people for emotional support.
3. List 3 ways to reduce depression/anxiety in adolescents.

Anticipatory Set: (10 minutes)


Greet the class.
Explain to the students that you will be introducing them to the topic of Depression/Anxiety
Management
Handout self-assessment worksheet and give students 5 minutes to fill it out.
Provide the students with some statistics of Depression/Anxiety so that they can understand that
this is a problem that needs awareness
Show a 2 minute video of Depression/Anxiety
Youtube video link: https://youtu.be/eqCS0774HII
What its like living with both anxiety and depression, is a short that has scenarios that
explains what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.

Body of Lesson
(Instructional Student Activities Time Materials/Resources
Strategies)
-Show students a -Ask the class this 15 minutes Laptop
PowerPoint on question. What are PowerPoint
Depression/Anxiety important signs and Cables
Management Student Notebooks
symptoms of anxiety
-Provide examples on
how to reduce and depression?
depression/anxiety in -Have them write
adolescents down what they feel
-Provide locations applies to them
and resources for
Depression/Anxiety
Management, as well
as people that they
should go to for
emotional support.

-Divide the students -Group 1: Will write 15 minutes Poster Board Sheet
into 3 groups, and down the important Pen/Pencil/Markers
pass out one poster signs and symptoms
board sheet to each of anxiety and
group, in where they depression.
will write down in -Group 2: Will come
bullet points each up with as many
objective trustworthy people of
resources to go to for
emotional support.
-Group 3: Will come
up with ways to
reduce
depression/anxiety in
adolescents.
-One student from
each group will say 3
things that they wrote
on their poster board
sheet.

-Have the students -Ask the class 10 minutes Paper


complete an activity questions related on Pencil/Pen
sheet in where they the topic, to make
answer questions sure they understood
about the topic everything.
taught.

Closure (5 minutes)
Thank the class for participating.
Allow for any questions or concerns before class is dismissed.
Preview tomorrows lesson

Content Outline

I. Distinguish warning signs of depression/anxiety.


A. Depression
Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
Loss of interest in daily activities
Appetite or weight changes
Sleep changes
Anger or irritability
Loss of energy
Self-loathing
Reckless behavior
Concentration problems
Unexplained aches and pains

B. Anxiety

Emotional Signs and Symptoms


Feelings of apprehension or dread
Watching for signs of danger
Anticipating the worst
Trouble concentrating
Feeling tense and jumpy
Irritability
Feeling like your mind's gone blank

Physical Signs and Symptoms

Feelings of apprehension or dread


Watching for signs of danger
Anticipating the worst
Trouble concentrating
Feeling tense and jumpy
Irritability
Feeling like your mind's gone blank

II. Identify 3 trusted people for emotional support.


A. Counselor
B. Online Resources
C. Family members

III. List 3 ways to reduce depression/anxiety in adolescents.


A. Exercise
B. Relaxation Techniques
C. Organizational Skills
Self-Assessment

Name: Date:
In the past 4 weeks...

1. About how often did you feel tired out for no good reason?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
2. About how often did you feel nervous?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
3. About how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you down?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
4. About how often did you feel hopeless?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
5. About how often did you feel restless or fidgety?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
6. About how often did you feel so restless you could not sit still?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
7. About how often did you feel depressed?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
8. About how often did you feel that everything was an effort?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
9. About how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
10. About how often did you feel worthless?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time

What happens next?


Your responses will help us provide you with a score
Based on this score, we'll tell you whether you fall into the low, medium or high range.
We'll help you take the next step, with information and contacts so you can seek support.
Please remember that this is not a diagnosis only a health professional can provide that but it
can give you a better sense of how you're feeling.

Name: Date:

Depression/Anxiety Management Worksheet

Answer the following questions using 2-3 sentences.


1. What did you learn most about the Depression/Anxiety Management topic?

2. Do you think you will know if someone is going through depression or anxiety through the signs
and symptoms you were taught? How so?

3. If you ever feel like you are depressed or anxious, do you know what techniques you will use in
order to reduce those symptoms? What will you use?