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1 Managing Stress and Anxiety

2 What is Stress? Reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands Stress can affect your physical, mental, and social health How much stress you feel depends upon your perception of the event

3 What causes stress? Stressors is anything that causes stress
Biological: illnesses, injuries Environmental: poverty, pollution, noise Cognitive: how you perceive a situation Personal Behavior: tobacco, alcohol, drugs Life Situation: death, divorce, friends

4 Bodies Stress Response
Alarm: First stage, body and mind go into high alert. Flight or Fight. Prepares Body Resistance: Second Stage, body adapts and reacts. Fatigue: Third stage, body loses ability to adapt and fatigue sets in. Tired feeling takes over.

5 Stress and Your Health Unavoidable part of life
Physical effects: Psychosomatic Response Psycho: of the mind Somatic: of the body Headache Asthma High blood pressure Weakened immune system

6 Stress and Your Body (cont)
Mental/Emotional and Social Effects Difficulty concentrating Mood swings Risk of substance abuse

7 Managing Stress Identify Personal Causes
Life events: graduation, moving, illness, divorce Physical: injury, lack of sleep, drug use, excessive dieting or exercise Daily Hassles: deadlines, conflicts, time

8 Ways to Manage Stress Plan Ahead Get enough Sleep Physical Activity
Eat Nutritious Food Avoid Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs

9 Stress Management Techniques
Redirect Energy Relaxation Positive Outlook Seek help

10 Anxiety Condition of feeling uneasy or worried about what may happen.
Feelings of fear Perspiration, muscle tension, trembling Rapid heart rate, shortness of breath

11 Depression Prolonged feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadness. Reactive: response to a stressful event. Usually goes away on its own Major: medical condition requiring treatment.

12 Symptoms of Teen Depression
Most young people do not act sad or seem different from their friends. Irritable or restless moods Withdrawal from friends Change in appetite or weight Feelings of guilt or worthlessness Sense of hopelessness

13 Suicide The act of intentionally taking one’s own life.
Most thoughts of committing suicide are impulsive and temporary, the unfortunate consequence – death or debilitating injury- is permanent.

14 Risk Factors 90% of those who kill themselves are suffering from depression or mental disorders. History of physical or sexual abuse Alcohol or drug abuse History of previous suicide attempts Family history of emotional disorders or suicide

15 Warning Signs Verbal: Direct statements: I want to die, I don’t want to live anymore, I wish I where dead Indirect statements: They will be sorry when I’m gone, Nothing matters, I won’t have to put up with this much longer. Writing poems, songs or lyrics about death Suicide threats

16 Warning Signs Non-verbal or behavioral Withdrawal from friends
Impulsive or bizarre behavior Preoccupation with giving personal belongings away Violent actions Substance abuse Dramatic changes in personality, hygiene or apperarance

17 Helping Others Initiate a meaningful conversation
Show interest Listen Be patient and understanding Show support and ask questions Remind them that most problems have solutions Ask them if they are planning to kill themselves Try to persuade the person to seek help Get them to talk with a parent, teacher, counselor, Offer to go with them to get help

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