Texas - HE K-12 curriculum—mental and emotional health (MS): Curricula

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State law addresses mental and emotional health.

Texas Administrative Code. 115.23. Health Education, Grades 7-8.

(b) Knowledge and skills.

  • (1) Health information. The student comprehends ways to enhance and maintain personal health throughout the life span. The student is expected to:
    • (A) analyze the interrelationships of physical, mental, and social health;
    • (B) identify and describe types of eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, or overeating;
    • (C) identify and describe lifetime strategies for prevention and early identification of disorders such as depression and anxiety that may lead to long-term disability;
    • (D) describe the life cycle of human beings including birth, dying, and death;
    • (E) identify and describe the three categories of prescription drugs and types of illegal drugs; and
    • (F) examine the relationship between prescription drugs and illegal drugs.
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