Class Summary - Today we role played one of the situations that we discussed using ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) in recognizing suicide risks. We then started watching DVD, “Odd Girl Out”. The movie Odd Girl Out deals with bullying and relational aggression. We will use the video as a basis for discussion Monday of next week (tomorrow we will be finishing the video). Odd Girl Out follows Vanessa who's friends quickly turn on her and she becomes the focus of bullying, particularly from some kids who once were here friends. Vanessa exhibits many signs of depression and warning signs for suicide. We will use this as a door for discussion on these serious topics.
Homework - None
Standard 1 - Students will explain the causes, symptoms, and effects of depression. Students will describe how power and control differences in relationships can contribute to aggression and violence. Students will explain why it is wrong to tease or bully others based on personal characteristics (such as body type, gender, appearance, mannerisms, and the way one dresses or acts).
Standard 2 - Students will analyze how relevant influences of peers affect mental and emotional health practices and behaviors.
Standard 5 - Explain how family, culture, media, peers, and personal beliefs affect a mental or emotional healthrelated decision (e.g., dealing with interpersonal conflict, acceptance of differences in others).