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Prevention & Treatment Chapter 5 s 1. MYTH FACT If a person feels OK about his or her emotional health, there's nothing s/he needs to do. Learning & practicing.

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1 Prevention & Treatment Chapter 5 s 1

2 MYTH FACT If a person feels OK about his or her emotional health, there's nothing s/he needs to do. Learning & practicing skills that promote emotional health can help people prevent problems in the future. s s s s 2

3 1. Deal with Troublesome Feelings - Being able to recognize & respond to troublesome feelings. - Being able to recognize when family & friends are having troublesome feelings. s s 3 Steps for Mental Fitness

4 2. Be Physically Active - Regular physical active linked to good emotional health. - "Clearing of the mind" - Helps manage stress - Improves self-esteem s s 4

5 - Sleep's role in physical & mental health is often overlooked. - Studies have shown that teens need more sleep than adults (Lamberg, 2009) 3. Get Enough Sleep s s s s 5

6 Avoid drugs stick to a schedule Get exercise Avoid long naps & sleep aids Create a sleep -friendly room Make a routine Tips for better sleep s s s s s s s Feel the sun in the day s 6

7 Be Smart about Technology - People can train themselves to have a more positive expect ions for the coming week (2002). Keep a + Attitude - Recent study found that American teens exchange an average of 2,000 text messages a month (2009). - Being able to identify myths & misconceptions in media messages help make positive healthy decisions. Analyze Media Influences s s s 7

8 Showing disrespect is OK. Suicide is romantic. Stuff makes you happy. Violence solves problems. s s s s 8 Social Norm Myths

9 - Being media literate - 1. Who created this message? - 2. What creative techniques were used to attract my attention? - 3. How might other people understand this message? - 4. What values, lifestyles and points of view does this message promote? Left out? - 5. Why is this message being sent? s 9 Awareness of Media Influences

10 Goal Setting Skills That Support Emotional Health Stress management Decision Making Communi cation s s s s s 10

11 - Negative Coping Strategies - Smoking, drinking, other drugs - Emotional eating - Zoning out in front of computer or TV - Sleeping too much - Healthy Coping Strategies: - Being active - Talking things out - Writing - Taking things one step at a time - Making healthy choices VS s s s 11

12 - Includes all ways people send and receive information. - Can be verbal, nonverbal or both. - Being able to express their needs and wishes, listen, set limits and resolve disagreements. s s 12 Communication

13 Experts have identified 5 levels of communication (Fetro, 2000): 1. Cliche conversation - people rarely share any feelings or information about themselves. s 13 Levels of Communication

14 2. Giving information & reporting facts. - Involves reporting events without opinions and feelings. s s 14 Levels of Communication

15 4. Sharing Feelings - Share information about themselves - Begin to express thoughts, ideas, judgements & decisions. 3. Expressing Ideas - This moves people toward a state of understanding. - Share emotions & feelings. - Build trust - Most intimate form of communication. - Share thoughts, ideas, foals and dreams. 5. Self-disclosure s s s 15

16 Having a conversation 1. Start Make a comment that involves the person to respond. Make a comment that involves the person to respond. 2.Keep it going Introduce a topic that involves some give and take. Introduce a topic that involves some give and take. 3.Finish Offer an appreciation & invitation to talk more or meet again. Offer an appreciation & invitation to talk more or meet again. 4.Other helpful tips Say something positive about the other person Say something positive about the other person Offer to help the person with something. Offer to help the person with something. Invite the person to do something or about interests. Invite the person to do something or about interests. s 16

17 Aggressive - People say what they think & stand up for what they believe, want or need. - Without hurting others or denying their rights. Assertive - People insist on being "right" and often overreact. - Blame or criticize others. - May do things they don't want to do, or make excuses for not doing something rather than telling others how they actually feel. Passive s s s 17

18 Key Points In effective NO - The ability to say NO is an important skill that helps promote emotional health. Refusal Skills - Say NO clearly - Use facial expressions - Use tone of voice - Use body language - Repeat NO as many times as needed. - Leave situation - Hands-off gestures - Stiff body - Serious expression - Arms crossed - Walking away Body language s s s 18

19 - Conflict Resolution Skills - Help people work of differences & disagreements. - It is not always bad. Can lead to positive outcomes. s s 19

20 3. Find common interest 2. Hear different viewpoints 1. Set the Stage s s s 20

21 6. Create an agreement 5. Evaluate options 4. Create options s s s 21

22 - SMART goals - S (specific) - M (measurable) - A (attainable) - R ( relevant/realistic) - T (time bound) s 22 Goal Setting

23 1.Identify the decision. 2.Gather information and examine resources 3.List possible solutions 4.List consequences of each solution. 5.Choose the best solution and try it. 6.Evaluate the decision. s 23 Decision Making

24 - Talking about a plan for suicide - Expressing hopelessness or a sense of worthlessness - Giving verbal hints such as "I won't be a problem for you much longer" - Making direct statements about death or suicide s 24 Warning signs of Suicide Thoughts

25 Treatment Medicines Ongoing & family counseling Support groups Assessment & referral Crisis Intervention Brief counseling ss s s s s s 25

26 - Eating well, staying fit, getting enough sleep and having a positive attitude all contribute to emotional health. - Electronic devices can create new sources of stress in young people's lives. - Young people can practice a range of skills to boost their emotional health and reduce their risk for mental disorders. s 26

27 - Connecting well with others promotes emotional health. Making social connections depends on communication skills, including assertiveness, refusals and conflict resolution. - Skills that allow young people to be productive and feel good about themselves included goal setting and decision making. s 27

28 - Prevention programs work best when they involve many different settings and people and help develop a sense of connection to family, friends, school & community. - Treatment for mental disorders can be matched to a person's circumstances and needs. Treatment works best when people seek help early. s 28

29 I Messages I – statements: Start with the word I. Let you take responsibility for your own feelings. Are less likely to put the listener on the defensive. I – Statements usually have 4 parts: “I feel _____” Take responsibility for your feelings “when you ____” describe the problem behavior “because____” describe the consequence that make the behavior a problem.


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