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Activity STRESS SURVEY! Fill out the survey as it pertains to your life. 1. Place the number from the left in the blank to the right if the event has occurred in the past year. 2. Multiply the number if the event has occurred more than once in the past year.
Stress Stressor - A situation/event that triggers physical & emotional reactions. Eustress - Stress triggered by a pleasant stressor Examples: First date, Wedding Distress - Stress triggered by an unpleasant stressor Examples: Taking a test, Family member death
General Adaptation Syndrome 3 Stages 1.) Alarm: fight or flight reaction Adrenaline is released Body is prone to injury / disease Headaches, indigestion, anxiety, mood swings, appetite changes, etc
General Adaptation Syndrome 2.) Resistance Body begins to cope with the added stress Uses much energy to maintain “normal” functioning 3.) Exhaustion Mental & Physical Once stressor is removed
How to deal with stress 1.) Talk it out 2.) Escape for a While 3.) Exercise (#1 stress reliever) 4.) Work off your anger 5.) Make a List / Write it out
How to deal with stress 6.) Don’t be a perfectionist - Try to set attainable goals 7.) Do something for others - Can be self- rewarding and make your stressors seem minimal. 8.) Schedule some recreation/leisure time 9.) Don’t worry (especially over things you don’t have control over)
Stress Video Clips The Effects of Stresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZZlIKXcolo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZZlIKXcolo Managing Stresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnpQrMqDoqE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnpQrMqDoqE Dr. Evans - The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Stress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6402QJp52M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6402QJp52M First World Problems http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxyhfiCO_XQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxyhfiCO_XQ Teenage Affluenza http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFZz6ICzpjI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFZz6ICzpjI
Depression Video Clips Ellie’s Depressionhttps://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=i8EPzkxAiVw https://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=i8EPzkxAiVwhttps://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=i8EPzkxAiVw I Had a Black Dog – His Name Was Depressionhttps://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=XiCrniLQGYc https://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=XiCrniLQGYchttps://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=XiCrniLQGYc
Suicide More females attempt suicide (That is b/c they often use pills) More males complete suicide (That is b/c they often use weapons) More than 1/2 of all youth suicides involve the use of alcohol
Suicide Statistics On average 85 suicides occur each day in the United States (signs are very similar to depression) 90% of the time they will tell someone About 95% of people don’t want to die. They want their pains to go away and they don’t know how to do it. Approximately 30,000 people commit suicide each year.
Causes of Suicide Stress Depression Inability to cope Pressure to succeed
Signs to look for: They talk about suicide * Give away prized possessions * Take unnecessary risks Withdrawn from friends & activities Lose interest in appearance Sudden positive changes in attitude following depression * * = unique to suicide specifically
Signs continued… All of a sudden wear a lot of black clothing Themes of death in writing and/or artwork* Suffering from depression Suffered from some type of loss and the person takes longer to accept it THE MORE SPECIFIC A SUICIDE PLAN IS, THE GREATER THE RATE OF COMPLETION. Warning signs video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9feeV mgHqM8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9feeV mgHqM8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9feeV mgHqM8
How to Help Talk to them—listen carefully! Ask Direct Questions: 1.) Are you thinking about suicide? 2.) Do you have a plan? Tell someone (trusted adult) Dispose of the means (pills, weapon, etc.) Get them to call help lines Take all threats seriously
What NOT to do Leave them alone Argue with or anger the person Dare or provoke them Swear to secrecy Minimize the problem Teen Suicide Prevention Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BByqa7b hto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BByqa7b hto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BByqa7b hto