BHHS Health curriculum supports mental health using Prepare U
At Bloomfield Hills High School, Health is a required course for graduation. This one semester course provides a host of helpful resources to support students’ mental health. Prepare U has been an integral part of the curriculum for several years, and provides multiple units and resources for mental health. Prepare U also has a parent portal that families can access, to find many resources that support mental health. The BHHS high school Health course also provides a "yellow pages" - an actual book - for students. This contains other resources and websites that students can use if they need them.
Nancy Lewand, who is a new Health teacher this school year at BHHS, taught Health and PE at International Academy (Bloomfield Hills campus) for 5 years, and also has 9 years of experience in elementary and middle schools teaching Health. Lewand notes, “I think Mental health is a very important topic to cover in high school health classes. Unfortunately, I think mental health is a topic that is often overlooked and/or misunderstood in our society. My goal is to help students make sense of any unclear or misguided information and help them to make positive and well-informed choices regarding their mental health at this time in their lives and in the future.”