Mental and Emotional health helps you function effectively each day. Good mental and emotional health influences your physical and social health.
Sense of belonging Sense of purpose Positive outlook Self-sufficiency Healthy self-esteem
How much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself
Choose friends who value and respect you Focus on positive aspects about yourself Replace negative self-talk with supportive Work toward accomplishments rather than perfection Consider mistakes learning opportunities Try new activities Exercise Volunteer Accept the things you can’t change
YOU CAN DEVELOP A HEALTHY IDENTITY 1. Recognize your strengths and weaknesses 2. Demonstrate Positive Values 3. Develop a Purpose in Your Life 4. Form Meaningful Relationships 5. Avoid High-Risk Behaviors 6. Contribute to the Community
Recognizing and acknowledging your emotions is a sign of good mental and emotional health.
Happiness Sadness Love Fear Guilt Anger
Knowing how to recognize your emotions can help you manage them in healthful ways
Do something to relax Channel your energy in a different direction Talk with someone you trust And…the hardest…just sit with the uncomfortable feeling.
Mourning-the act of showing sorrow or grief Show Empathy Community Support Traumatic event-has a stressful impact that overrides an individuals normal coping strategies
Anxiety is a condition of feeling uneasy or worried about what MIGHT happen.
Depression is a prolonged feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadness.
Depression can be caused by physical, psychological, and social reasons.
Change in thinking Changes in feelings Changes in behavior
A mental disorder is an illness of the mind that can affect the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a person preventing him or her from leading a happy, healthful, and productive life. A stigma is a mark of shame or disapproval that results in an individual being shunned or rejected by others.
The feeling of alienation, feeling isolated and separated from everyone else. P. 124
Initiate a meaningful conversation Show support ask questions Try to persuade the person to seek help
THIS IS WHEN IT TAKES A LOT OF STRENGTH TO REACH OUT AND ASK FOR HELP
Worrying all the time Feelings that effect sleep, eating habits, schoolwork, job performance, or relationships Becoming involved with alcohol and drugs Becoming increasingly aggressive, violent, or reckless
Asking for help is a sign of strength Serious disorders need professional help Sharing your thoughts with an objective point of view can bring great relief. Financial help is often available
Counselors School Psychologist Psychiatrist Neurologist Clinical Psychologist Psychiatric Social Worker
Psychotherapy Behavior Therapy Cognitive Therapy Family Therapy Group Therapy Drug Therapy