Mental Health Film Facilitation Guides


These mental health activities were developed to introduce mental health topics into the classroom and help youth learn more about mental health through film. Each activity includes discussion questions for students to reflect on and share with classmates. The collection of mental health activities for students includes facilitator guides, activity plans, evaluations, and template letters to be sent home to parents. These activities can be implemented in the classroom or virtually.

Activity Facilitation Overview

Inside Out: Grades 4-8

Short Films from Directing Change: Grades 4-8

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Grades 9-12, College

It’s Kind of a Funny Story: Grades 9-12, College

The Road Within: Grades 9-12, College

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Directing Change is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
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