- Getting help for mental health challenges is normal and healthy.
- Anxiety, anger, and depression are common and do not mean a person is weak.
- There are techniques and methods to help manage stress and anxiety.
Kaiser Permanente’s Social Emotional Wellness Program Grade 9
Socializing with peers is one of the hallmarks of a teen’s mental development – time with friends is more important to them now than ever. Social isolation at this developmental stage can trigger or amplify mental health challenges, and prevent a teen from seeking help. Modeling and facilitating conversations about mental health and accessing resources is an important part of supporting their emotional development.
Kaiser Permanente’s Social Emotional Wellness program is an interactive, 2-module virtual offering for grade 9, designed to reduce stigma around seeking help for mental health challenges and to connect students to resources. It supports the Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools.
The Play (Video Presentation)
Ghosted tells the story of four students as they navigate and face mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and anger while seeking the virtual support of their school counselor. Through storytelling, community-building, and resilience activities, students learn that getting help for mental health challenges is normal and healthy.
Following each video presentation, the actor-educators lead students through interactive workshops designed to de-stigmatize talking about and seeking help for mental health concerns.
Request This Program
Thank you for your interest in Educational Theatre’s Social Emotional Wellness Program for Grade 9. Please complete the form below, and hit the “send” button. After we receive your information, you will be contacted by an Educational Theatre Booking Coordinator. Please note that this is an information request only. It does not guarantee the scheduling of a program.
Due to the high demand for our programs and the large geographical area we serve, it is our policy to schedule no more than one program at a school per year. Please submit only one program information request. In most cases, we are unable to return to a school any sooner than three years.
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