Mental Health Curriculum
Mental Health 101 for Teens is a new book and curriculum for middle school, high school, and college students. Our new Digital Teacher’s Guide includes:
Classroom Discussion Guides
Collaborative Conversations & Group Activities
Student Journal Prompts
Family Discussion Guides available in English, Spanish, and Chinese
Mental Health 101 For Teens: The Practical Guide to Mental Health, Self-Esteem, & Emotional Intelligence is a new book that shows teens how to cope with heightened stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19. Written by a diverse team of experts, Mental Health 101 shows teens how to develop important life skills like…
90% OF TEENS
90% of teens in the U.S. are never taught basic mental health skills at school, such as how to cope with stress and anxiety.
1,400 to 1...
the current ratio of students to school psychologists
500 to 1...
the current ratio of students to school counselors
Meet The Authors
Table of Contents
- Meet the Authors
- What is Mental Health?
- Self-Esteem & Mental Health
- Mental Illness & Teens
- COVID-19 & Mental Health
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Emotional Intelligence
- Human Needs
- Healthy Living
- Support Systems
- Coping Skills
- Suicide Prevention
- Mental Conditions & Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Addiction & Self Harm
- Becoming Your Best Self
Mental Health 101 teaches teens how to…
A Message From Author Tom Thelen
Hi, I’m Tom Thelen, lead author of Mental Health 101 for Teens. When I was a teen, I was overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. It was coming from everywhere: at school, online, even at home. I felt trapped, so I never talked about my struggles. Thankfully, I connected with my high school English Teacher, Mrs. Burdick. She quickly became my trusted adult – the person I could talk to without feeling judged. She helped me get into counseling, and it was a huge help! The wisdom I learned back then became the seeds of hope that grew in my heart for many years. It wasn’t an overnight change, but in time… I became a new person. My relationship with Mrs. Burdick probably saved my life. I know it saved my heart.
That’s what we’re trying to do with Mental Health 101. We’re giving teens the basics, so they will begin opening up to the trusted adults in their lives: their parents, teachers, and mentors.
As a writing team of four authors, we come from different backgrounds and upbringings, but we all have one mission with the book: we’re here to give teens absolutely everything we have… every insight, every piece of advice, and every skill we wish we had back when we were young. We hope you’ll buy multiple copies of this book, and give it to every teen in your life. They’re gonna need it.
All teens need coping skills for stress & anxiety
Mental Health 101 gives teens a safe place to discover coping skills that work for them. Talking to teens with a nonjudgmental attitude creates a deep connection with them. Sometimes they need to hear the same caring words again, but from a new source.