Presentation on theme: "What is Mental Health? How you think and how you feel about others. The ability to accept yourself and others, adapt to and cope with emotions, and deal."— Presentation transcript:
What is Mental Health? How you think and how you feel about others. The ability to accept yourself and others, adapt to and cope with emotions, and deal with the problems and challenges you meet in life. Mental health topics: Self-esteem, attitude, eating disorders, mental illness, stress. depression, suicide/death. ValuesValues shape our mental health: Beliefs and ideas that are important to you. Personality:Personality: Unique combination of feelings, thoughts and behaviors that make you different from everyone else. Self-conceptSelf-concept: The view you have of the unique person you are.
What is SELF-ESTEEM? Self-esteemSelf-esteem: The ability to like and respect yourself. Where does Self-Esteem come from? THE 4 Elements of Self-Esteem Recognizing your strengths and accepting it Achieving a sense of belonging Developing a sense of power Having and imitating positive role models
Attitude is a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways. Where does our ATTITUDE come from? Everyday in the U.S., a person is purposely battered, hurt, or harassed every 10-15 seconds. How can it change? What does attitude allow us to do/not to do? What success stories can you attribute to ATTITUDE?
Accomplish tasks/achieve success! Makes you happier and life more enjoyable! Prevents unnecessary stress/aggravation and sickness! Makes you more popular! May prevent substance abuse! May actually help you live longer and improve your quality of life!
Tips on Positive Thinking Every problem has a solution. Failure always leads to learning something you can use later. Many times you must take a step back, before you take two steps forward. After a crisis, there is always opportunity. You control your thoughts and feelings. You make the choices that determine your fate. Pessimism and procrastination don’t get you anywhere!
DEATH : How do we FEEL? We are afraid that we might upset those around us. We are scared because it shows we are “temporary”. Uncertainties: We don’t know for sure what happens after, when it will happen, how, etc. We try to “replace” the loved one with other “things”. People feel that grieving should done alone.
A EUPHEMISM: Is a substitution of an agreeable or less offensive expression in place of one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener; [ [ Example: Ground beef or hamburger for ground flesh of dead cow FOR DEATH? Passed on/away, better place, met their maker, resting in peace Making “Light”: Checked out, permanent vacation, kicked the bucket.
What to say/how to comfort those coping with loss I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Is there anything I can do? Just let me know. I’m always here for you. Whenever you want to talk, give me a call. I don’t know exactly how you’re feeling, but I’ve been in similar situations.
1.List at least ONE (1) way you can cope with death. 2.You find out a friend’s relative has just passed away. What can you do to make them feel better? 3.Your parent is very upset about the passing of their close friend. Is there anything you can do or say to comfort your parent? 4.You are having difficulty dealing with the death of a friend or loved one, but your friends/family don’t seem to help much. Is there anyone else to help?
Describe a time when you overcame the odds to become a success. What were the challenges you faced? List any recent success stories you have accomplished. Things that you take pride in or do well/your strengths. I aspire or model my life to be like (celebrity,athlete,family?) because they _________________. Describe a time you turned a failure into a success.
Prioritize!!! What is most Important? Use your reminder binders and write things down! Make a “To Do” list and cross it off when it’s done. Establish short-term goals to achieve the BIG task. Be realistic with your timing. Don’t try to please everyone and do everything. Take reasonable breaks when studying: No more than 15 minutes for every hour. Leave time for rest and relaxation; don’t overdue it! Procrastination will get you nowhere!Procrastination will get you nowhere! Use your own motivation techniques to get you going.