A powerful presentation that speaks to young men and young women about the importance of Mental-Health and Wellness using Hip-Hop as the primary discussion point as its influence on culture, behavior, and social-media has grown to make it the number one genre of music.
There are 4 important lessons for young men and young women to gain from Mental-Hop.
Mental-Health is vital to overall success and wellness throughout life’s journeys. It should be free of stigma, shame, or judgment.
There are various types of Mental-Health disorders and participants will learn about some of the major ones such as Depression, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Dealing with Loss/Grief, and Unresolved Anger.
Hip-Hop is a not just music but it’s rich in history and culture. Participants will learn the importance of using critical thinking skills when being consumers of the music.
Music is a useful tool for coping and can be part of a Wellness Toolbox that participants will begin to construct for themselves as part of this symposium and even more intensely as a High School Elective.
Value to students
Symposium: Students will have the opportunity to share openly about Mental-Health and the impact of Hip-Hop culture on society. They will learn about strategies to make Mental-Health an intricate part of their lives moving forward.
High School & Junior High Elective: Students will have the opportunity to share openly about Mental-Health and the impact of Hip-Hop culture on society. They will learn about strategies to make Mental-Health an intricate part of their lives moving forward. In addition students will take part in Mental Wellness projects that focus on improving their understanding and utilization of specific coping skills, recognition of triggers to common mental-health disorders, local and statewide mental-health resources, and increased ability to discuss Hip-Hop culture using critical thinking skills. Weekly assignments, homework, quizzes, and tests will be given to assess learning throughout the course.
Mental-Hop is about engagement, reducing Mental-Health stigma, and teaching students more about the various signs of Mental-Health disorders. The adolescent years are a critical time for young men and women as they may be ridiculed for expressing feelings related to anxiety, sadness, or anti-aggression. Participants will leave the symposium feeling more comfortable about expressing their feelings as it relates to their mental-wellness as well as having some open dialogue about Hip-Hop.