Sometimes you can’t do much to change a problem, but you can change how you think about it and in this way you can change how you feel.... The Dalai Lama

Mental Health:
HS-9-1 analyze their health needs in times of change and apply strategies that enhance their capacity to manage change in their lives, HS-9-2 recognize the warning signs of depressive disorders, and the importance of seeking help for these disorders, HS-9-3 recognize the impact that substance use and gambling can have on mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, HR-9-15 examine the negative impact of stereotyping and stigma upon help seeking behavior, HC-9-17 examine how people support healthy communities locally and globally, and take age-appropriate action to support a community health issue of interest to them, HC-9-20 identify school and community based resources and health services available to assist themselves or a friend if help or information in the area of sexual health, substance use, or gambling is needed, and practice how to make initial contact with such a service/resource.

September 7- Oct - 31
Coping with change
Mental Illness

Mini lesson on gambling
Healthy Community

Work Health
HS-9-8 develop a plan to acquire the skills and credentials which will lead to their career goals, HS-9-9 select items for and maintain a Life/Work portfolio, HC-9-21 identify and practice strategies for staying healthy and safe in the workplace, HC-9-23 investigate principles of and beliefs around financial health and demonstrate an awareness of the capacity for financial health to positively or negatively affect ones' state of health, HC-9-24 students will be expected to demonstrate understanding of how easy it is to lose control of information online

Unit 3 Sexual Health FEB - April Sexual Health NS
HS-9-6 identify ways of maintaining sexual health, HR-9- 10 apply communication and interpersonal skills to discuss reproductive and sexual health issues, HR-9-11 examine the cause and effect of unhealthy relationships and practice communication and assertiveness skills to confront unhealthy relationships, HR-9-12 identify and practice negotiation, assertiveness, and refusal skills, related to sexual activity, HC-9-16 examine issues around hypersexualization of girls and sexualization of women and how these phenomena can contribute to violence, affect body image and self-esteem, and impact relationships

Unit 4 - Substance use and abuse April - May

HS-9-7 synthesize the fundamentals of drug education related to the use of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, cannabis and other substances, including the short and long term risks and signs of concern along the continuum of use. HR-9-12 identify and practice negotiation, assertiveness, and refusal skills, related to alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and gambling, HR-9-13 analyze the role of alcohol on the decision-making process related to increased risk of unintended pregnancies, STIs, impaired driving, and injury, HR-9-14 practice speaking about concerns regarding substance use and gambling in self and others, HC-9-18 demonstrate an understanding of the societal, political, and legal context of substance use and the impact upon their community, HC-9-19 recognize and respond to physical health dangers and emergency situations related to alcohol and other drug use among their peers

Unit 5 Physical Health May-June
HS-9-4 assess level of physical activity to determine whether they are active enough to achieve health benefits. HS-9-5 create a plan that enhances their healthy eating practices, and reflect on supportive environments and challenges to achieve these healthy eating practices HC-9-22 examine how design and infrastructure of the school community and surrounding community enhances or creates barriers for physical activity among youth.