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2 Lesson 3 What should a person suffering from a mental disorder do to receive help? Getting Help Be aware of the disorder. Be aware of when they need to seek professional help. Be aware of the various types professional help available.

3 Lesson 3 Lesson Objectives Relate the importance of early detection and warning signs that prompt people to seek mental health care. Explore the methods of addressing critical mental health issues. Identify and describe available mental health services. In this lesson, youll learn to:

4 Lesson 3 The early detection of mental and emotional problems is critically important to getting help for them. Knowing some specific warning signs of mental disorders can help a person of any age determine if he or she should seek help. Importance of Early Detection Getting Help

5 Lesson 3 You feel trapped with no way out, or you worry all the time. Your feelings affect your sleep, eating habits, school work, job performance, or relationships. Your family or friends express concern about your behavior. You are becoming involved with alcohol or other drugs. You are becoming increasingly aggressive, violent, or reckless. When to Seek Help for Mental or Emotional Problems Knowing When to Get Help

6 Lesson 3 Symptoms Severe Enough to Require Intervention Prolonged sadness for no specific reason Frequent outbursts of anger Overwhelming fear, anxiety, or anger at the world Unexplained change in sleeping or eating habits Social withdrawal Signs That Professional Help Is Needed

7 Lesson 3 Methods for Seeking Help There are many people who are willing and eager to assist people with critical mental health issues: Parents or guardians School psychologists Counselors Coaches Clergy members Crisis hot lines Signs That Professional Help Is Needed

8 Lesson 3 Some people are afraid to seek help for mental or emotional problems. They see these problems as a sign of weakness, not as a legitimate illness. Stumbling Blocks to Seeking Help Signs That Professional Help Is Needed

9 Lesson 3 Asking for help from a mental health professional shows responsibility for ones own wellness. People who have mental disorders, compulsions, and addictions require professional help. Most people find that unloading problems and sharing their deepest thoughts with a stranger is a great relief. Signs That Professional Help Is Needed Helping People Who Are Reluctant to Seek Help

10 Lesson 3 Commonly Used Therapy Methods Psychotherapy Behavior therapy Cognitive therapy Group therapy Biomedical therapy Therapy Methods

11 Lesson 3 1.Behavior therapy 2.Biomedical therapy 3.Group therapy 4.Cognitive therapy Choose the appropriate option. Q. _____ involves treating a group of people who have similar problems and who meet regularly with a trained counselor. Quick Review

12 Lesson 3 A. Group therapy involves treating a group of people who have similar problems and who meet regularly with a trained counselor. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

13 Lesson 3 Provide a short answer to the question given below. Q. Identify three signals that may indicate that a person needs help with a mental or an emotional problem. Click Next to view the answer. Quick Review

14 Lesson 3 A. Some signals that may indicate that a person needs help with a mental or an emotional problem: Prolonged sadness for no specific reason Frequent outbursts of anger Overwhelming fear, anxiety, or anger at the world Unexplained change in sleeping or eating habits Social withdrawal Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

15 Lesson 3 Provide a short answer to the question given below. Q. Why do some people delay seeking help for mental or emotional problems? Click Next to view the answer. Quick Review

16 Lesson 3 A. Some people are afraid to seek help for mental or emotional problems. They see these problems as a sign of weakness, not as a legitimate illness. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

17 Lesson 3 Identify at least three personal qualities one would need to fill a position at a mental health clinic. Provide a suitable answer. Quick Review

18 Lesson 3 A. Correct! Group therapy involves treating a group of people who have similar problems and who meet regularly with a trained counselor. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

19 Lesson 3 You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer. Quick Review - Answer

20 Lesson 3 Mental Health Professionals Signs That Professional Help Is Needed

21 Lesson 3 Commonly Used Therapy Methods Psychotherapy Behavior therapy Cognitive therapy Group therapy Biomedical therapy Psychotherapy is an ongoing dialogue between a patient and a mental health professional. Psychotherapy is an ongoing dialogue between a patient and a mental health professional. Therapy Methods

22 Lesson 3 Commonly Used Therapy Methods Psychotherapy Behavior therapy Cognitive therapy Group therapy Biomedical therapy Behavior therapy is a treatment process that focuses on changing unwanted behaviors through rewards and reinforcements. Behavior therapy is a treatment process that focuses on changing unwanted behaviors through rewards and reinforcements. Therapy Methods

23 Lesson 3 Commonly Used Therapy Methods Psychotherapy Behavior therapy Cognitive therapy Group therapy Biomedical therapy Cognitive therapy is a treatment method designed to identify and correct distorted thinking patterns that can lead to feelings and behaviors that may be troublesome, self-defeating, or self-destructive. Therapy Methods

24 Lesson 3 Commonly Used Therapy Methods Psychotherapy Behavior therapy Cognitive therapy Group therapy Biomedical therapy Group therapy involves treating a group of people who have similar problems and who meet regularly with a trained counselor. Therapy Methods

25 Lesson 3 Commonly Used Therapy Methods Psychotherapy Behavior therapy Cognitive therapy Group therapy Biomedical therapy Biomedical therapy is the use of certain medications to treat or reduce the symptoms of a mental disorder. Therapy Methods


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