New Mexico - HE K-12 curriculum—suicide prevention (HS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses suicide prevention.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.10 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades 9-12:

A. Content standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will:

  • (2) grades 9-12 benchmark 2: describe the interrelationships of mental, emotional, social and physical health throughout life; grades 9-12 performance standards:
    • (a) identify and analyze how social systems, peer pressure and family history relate to mental, emotional, social and physical health throughout life;
    • (b) describe the relationship between actions and consequences in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being and the impact on mental, emotional, social and physical health throughout life (i.e., unintended pregnancy, STI/HIV, chronic diseases, addiction, intentional and unintentional injuries, depression, suicide, etc.);
    • (c) explain relationship between risk behaviors and health behaviors in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being (i.e., drinking and sexual behavior, lack of physical activity/nutrition choices and chronic diseases, etc.);
    • (d) describe how emotions affect health behaviors in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being (i.e., attraction, love, lust, infatuation, jealousy, anger, etc.);

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.10 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades 9-12:

B. Content standard 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services. Students will:

  • (6) grades 9-12 benchmark 6: analyze situations requiring professional health services; grades 9-12 performance standards:
    • (a) prepare a plan of action for risk behaviors in situations that may lead to negative physical, social or emotional health consequences (i.e., abuse, bullying, sexual assault, mental health, depression, suicide, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, STI/HIV, etc.);
    • (b) analyze situations related to health crises and formulate solutions to intervene or prevent the crisis (i.e., a friend tells you he is thinking about suicide; a friend tells you he is smoking, a friend tells you she is pregnant, etc.);
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