2 Emotions Mental Health An emotional brain Teens and emotions Is the way people think about and respond to events in their daily livesAn emotional brainEmotion- is a feeling produced in response to a life eventEmotional health- is the way a person experiences and deals with feelingsTeens and emotionsHormones- are chemicals that help control how the body grows and functions
3 Understanding Emotions An Emotional SpectrumEmotional Spectrum- is a set of emotions arranged by how pleasant they areRecognizing EmotionsKnow Your TriggersTrigger- Situations, people, and events that cause a person to feel an emotionPhysical Feelings
4 Expressing Emotions Healthy Emotional Expression Communication Communication SkillsBody Language- is expressing emotions with the face, hands, and postureActive Listening- not only hearing but also showing the you understand what a person is sayingCreative expressionUnhealthy Emotional Expression
5 Coping with Emotions Self-Esteem Time to Think Talking with Someone A measure of how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself.Time to ThinkPositive self-talk- is thinking about the good parts of a bad situationTalking with SomeoneDefense MechanismsAutomatic behaviors used to reduce uncomfortable stressInfluences you can control
6 Mental Illness Understanding Mental Illness Is a disorder that affects a persons thoughts, emotions, and behaviorsAnxiety DisordersAnxiety- is a feeling of extreme nervousness and worryAnxiety Disorder- is an illness that causes unusually strong nervousness, worry, or panic.Panic Disorder- is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to have brief periods of extreme anxiety called panic attacks.Phobias- Panic attacks triggered by specific thingsObsession- anxiety triggered by repetitive thoughtsCompulsions-rituals, to try to overcome anxietyObsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD)
7 Mental Illness Bipolar Mood Disorder(Manic Depression) Mood disorder- is an illness in which people have uncontrollable mood changes, example: Bipolar Mood DisorderHallucinationsDelusions- is a false belief.SchizophreniaIs a disorder in which a person breaks from reality in several waysParanoia- is the belief that other people or things want to harm someone.
8 Depression Depression Very Dangerous A mood disorder in which a person feels extremely sad and hopeless for at least two weeksKnown as Major Depressive DisorderDifferent then sadnessOf all people with in America who have it, only 40% are diagnosed.Very DangerousSuicidal ThinkingThe desire to take one’s own life
9 Getting Help How Serious is it? Finding help for other people Preventing Further ProblemsHelp for Emotional ProblemsTeachers, principals, school counselor, school nurseTeen Hotline- is phone number that teens can call to talk privately about their problemsProfessional HelpCounselor- is a professional who helps people work through difficult problems by talkingPsychologist- a person who tries to change thoughts, feelings, and actions by finding the reason behind them or by suggesting new ways to manage emotionsPsychiatrist- a medical doctor who specializes in illnesses of the brain and body that affect emotions and behavior.