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1 JOURNAL ENTRY 9/16 What are good traits of mental and emotional health?

2 Chapter 3 Lesson 1 Achieving Mental and Emotional Health

3 Main Ideas Identify traits of good mental/emotional health Develop skills to build your self-esteem Practice communication skills to improve your mental/emotional health.

4 Mental and Emotional Health People with good mental/emotional health are able to adapt. ▫Adapt- Adjust to new situations.

5 Characteristics of Good Mental & Emotional Health You can accept the fact that situations will not always go your way or the planned way. You set and achieve attainable goals You understand and cope with feelings in healthy ways. You express your feelings through your words and creative outlets.

6 What make you… You! Personality ▫Unique combination of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that make you different from everyone else. Self-Concept ▫The view you have of yourself.

7 What make you… You! Self-Esteem ▫The way you feel about yourself, and how you value yourself When things go wrong (like they will) those with high self-esteem have resilience. ▫The ability to bounce back from disappointment  EXAMPLES…?

8 JOURNAL ENTRY Sept. 19/20 How can you deal with anger in a healthy way?

9 Ch. 3 Lesson 2 Understanding Emotions

10 Main Ideas this Lesson  identify common emotions.  express emotions in healthy ways.  recognize healthy ways to meet emotional needs.

11 What are Emotions Feelings created in response to thoughts, remarks, and events How do you express emotions in appropriate ways?

12 Expressing Emotions in Healthful Ways Happiness Sadness Love Fear Guilt Anger Sympathy/Empathy

13 Expressing Anxiety Anxiety ▫A state of uneasiness, usually associated with a future uncertainty When anxiety builds up, it can interfere with normal and necessary functions like sleeping and eating. ▫Examples… A heightened state of anxiety produces panic ▫Which is a feeling of sudden intense fear.

14 Dealing with Emotions Empathy- ability to imagine and understand how someone else feels. Defense mechanisms- Mental processes that protect individuals from strong or stressful situations. ▫Ex: Repression, regression, denial, projection, suppression, rationalization, compensation.

15 Managing Anger Do something to relax- Listen to music, read a book… Channel you energy in a different direction- Take a walk, go for a bike ride, play the piano, write down your feelings in a daily journal. Talk with someone you trust- Sharing your thoughts and feelings may help your situation.

16 JOURNAL ENTRY Sept. 21/22 What is anxiety and can you control it?

17 Chapter 3 Lesson 3 Main Ideas  identify the causes of stress.  describe how your body responds to stress.  develop skills to manage stress in your life.

18 What is Stress Stress is a normal reaction to certain situations or events in your life. ▫The body’s response to change  What do you stress about? Stressor Anything that causes stress

19 Your Response to Stress Part of the fight-or-flight response is the body’s production of adrenaline. ▫A hormone that gives the body extra energy.

20 Too much stress can lead to: ▫Physical Health: Headaches, digestive problems, high BP, Immune System breaks down and can no longer fight infections well. ▫Mental/Emotional: Feeling anxious, moody, irritable. ▫Social Health: Yell at others, withdraw, back off…

21 Your Response to Stress

22 Managing Stress Relaxation ▫Breathing, exercise, music, others… Laughter & Positive Outlook Physical Activity Time Management ▫This is strategies for using time efficiently.  Examples?

23 JOURNAL ENTRY Sept. 23/26 How might someone cope with the loss of a loved one?

24 Main Ideas  identify stages in the grief reaction.  recognize strategies for coping with personal loss.  provide emotional support to someone who is grieving

25 Coping with a Loss Grief ▫The sorrow caused by the loss of a loved one.  This can be a family member, friend, or even a pet. Grief lasts depending on each individual person  May be a day or a few years…  Movie Example: P.S. I Love You

26 Grief Reaction The process of dealing with strong feelings following any loss.  Shock  Anger  Yearning  Depression  Acceptance

27 Coping Strategies Ways of dealing with the sense of loss people feel at the death of someone close. ▫Confront feelings head on– Being sad and/or crying is completely normal. ▫Do NOT keep emotions bottled up. ▫Share with others ▫Religious traditions may help some cope with the loss of a loved one.

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