Presentation on theme: "CALM. Emotional/Spiritual Well-being Negative Feelings Sadness- List 2 or 3 things that bring unhappiness in your life. Anger – List 2 or 3 things that."— Presentation transcript:
Emotional/Spiritual Well-being Negative Feelings Sadness- List 2 or 3 things that bring unhappiness in your life. Anger – List 2 or 3 things that create anger in your life. Guilt – List 2 or 3 things that bring guilty feelings.
Emotional/Spiritual Well-being Positive Feelings Fun and Pleasure – List 2 or 3 things that you enjoy doing. Contentment – List 2 or 3 things that help you feel peaceful. Joy – List 2 or 3 things that you may have to work at but bring you positive feelings for a long time.
Emotional/Spiritual Well-being Locus of control – Look over you list of “things” above an underline those that you have no control over. Circle those things that you have control over. Which do you have more control over, the positive or the negative feelings?
Emotional/Spiritual Well-being External locus of Control Allowing those things that you don’t have control over to dominate your life. Internal locus of Control Taking responsibility for everything that happens to you.
Emotional/Spiritual Well-being “Any man can, even under such circumstances, decide what shall become of him – mentally and spiritually. The Last inner freedom cannot be lost. It can be said that they were worthy of their sufferings; the way they bore their suffering was genuine inner achievement. It is this spiritual freedom – which cannot be taken away – that makes life meaningful and purposeful.” Victor Frankl
Depression Lasts longer than a week Happy Unhappy
Signs of Depression Everyone experiences unhappiness, and many people may become depressed temporarily. These feelings are normal relatively short lived; this is not the case with depressive illness.
Definitions (depression) When a depressed state persists for several weeks, then deepens and eventually starts interfering with work and everyday life it becomes an illness. Depressive illness brings about changes in a person’s mood, behavior and thinking.
Definitions Psychological depression is caused by thoughts and behaviors that can be corrected through therapy. A trained counsellor or psychologist can provide therapy. Clinical depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. This kind of depression can be helped by medication. Only a doctor or psychiatrist can prescribe antidepressants.
Depression Symptoms Some of the signs to look for Feelings of sadness or irritability Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed Changes I weight or appetite Changes in sleeping pattern Feelings of guilt, hopelessness or worthlessness Inability to concentrate or make decisions Fatigue or loss of energy Restlessness or decreased activity Complaints of physical aches and pains Thoughts of death or suicide
Treatment Depression is the most treatable of all mental illnesses. There are many treatments available that may be used, alone or in combination, to help people lead normal lives: Counselling Medications Psychotherapy Self-help groups Support groups
Signs of Suicide If depression goes unrecognized or is ignored, those with depression may become vulnerable to suicide. Some of the warning signs that a person may be suicidal include:
Signs of Suicide Behavioral Clues: Noticeable and sudden changes in behavior Signs of depression Increased use of alcohol and drugs Making final arrangements Giving away valued possessions
Signs of Suicide Verbal Clues: Expressions of helplessness and hopelessness. Talking or joking about suicide Talking about a specific suicide plan Talking about having access to the means of killing oneself
Signs of Suicide If you are concerned that someone may be suicidal, take action: Be observant Reach out to the person Ask about suicide Show respect Be actively involved Determine risk Offer support GET HELP!!!
Signs of Suicide HELP IS AVAILABLE Talk with you family and friends Talk with your doctor Talk with your pastoral counsellor Call you local Canadian Mental Health Association office Book an appointment with a social worker or psychiatrist Find out more information about depression