The month of May is set aside to raise awareness for mental health conditions and mental wellness for all. Explore this challenging and often stigmatized issue with your class. Our series of lessons focused on mental health provide an introduction to the study of human behavior and examine why understanding this subject is so important. In Mental Health 1: Human Behavior, examine key historical figures and discoveries that have greatly advanced the study of human behavior. Take a look inside Bedlam, the world’s first mental health asylum in Mental Health 2: Bedlam. Then, learn how mental illness has been portrayed in the arts with Mental Health 3: Mental Health through Literature.
Do you know why we laugh? The series The Laughing Brain 1: How We Laugh and The Laughing Brain 2: A Good Laugh looks at laughter’s effects on our mental health and the benefits of laughter to our immune system. Learn about behavioral genetics in the lessons Genes, Environments, and Behavior 1 and Genes, Enviroments, and Behavior 2.
Your students can also listen to these related Science Update podcasts: Yeast on Zoloft, Katrina Mental Health, Adapative Happiness, Emotion Perception, Depression Prevention Training, Worry Beads, and Schizophrenia & Creativity.