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Self-Esteem and Mental Health. Measure of how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself.

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1 Self-Esteem and Mental Health

2 Measure of how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself

3 Benefits Increased respect Increased ability to reach goals Increased willingness to try Increased feeling of value

4 Risks of Low Self Esteem Insecurity Disrespect Vulnerable Depressed Drug use Pessimistic Destructive behavior

5 Improving your Self Esteem Use positive self talk Act with integrity Choose supportive friends Accept yourself

6 Good Communication Skills Prevent misunderstandings Build healthy relationships Express yourself

7 Communication Styles Passive Aggressive Assertive

8 Communication Styles Scenario:Someone cuts in front of you in line. Passive:You let them Aggressive:You say “Well aren’t you special”. Assertive:You say “Excuse me, but I believe I am next in line”.

9 Speaking Skills The way you communicate Voice volume Tone and pitch I and You messages Empathy

10 Listening Skills Active listening Paraphrasing Body Language

11 20% of children suffer from a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder.

12 Mental Health State of mental well-being in which one can cope with the demands of daily life

13 Mentally and Emotionally Healthy People have: A sense of control Ability to endure failures and frustrations Ability to see events positively Ability to express emotions in a healthy way

14 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

15 Expressing Emotions How do you respond to an experience? Do others respond to your responses? Are you easy to understand?

16 Managing Emotions Talk it out Blow off some steam Be creative Anger results from frustration or helplessness Fear can protect us from danger Guilt alerts you that you are going against your values Jealousy is caused by a fear of something you own or love Loneliness makes you feel isolated from others

17 A Defense Mechanism Is an unconscious thought or behavior used to avoid experiencing unpleasant emotions. Compensation Daydreaming Denial Displacement Idealization Projection Rationalization Regression Repression sublimation

18 Mental Disorders Illness that affects a person’s thoughts.

19 Types of Mental Disorders Too much or too little sleep Feeling extremely sad Unexplained mood changes Drug or alcohol abuse Inability to concentrate Extreme anxiety or irrational fear Personality changes False perception of reality

20 Depression Lack of energy Withdrawal from people Loss of appetite or overeating Too little or too much sleep Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness

21 Mental Disorders Depression ADHD Panic Disorder OCD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Eating Disorders Hypochondria Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia

22 Help Psychotherapy Group Therapy Medication

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