Presentation on theme: "I had a black dog…. What Skills for Life are we learning today: Recognising mental health issues How we are learning today: Listening and reflecting Why."— Presentation transcript:
What Skills for Life are we learning today: Recognising mental health issues How we are learning today: Listening and reflecting Why are we learning this? You need to know, for yourself as much as for friends and family. It can affect lots of people…..
Evaluation Synthesis Analysis Application Comprehension Knowledge I understand that there is a stigma attached to mental heath issues. I know how widespread depression and PTSD can be. I can justify my opinions to other people, and explain my personal views to others. I can compare the feelings of a sufferer of PTSD to a sufferer of depression.
What did we learn last year? In year 9 we looked at the symptoms of depression, self harm and trying to take control of fear in a healthy way. So we are going to build on that knowledge and extend it. In a recent survey at the end of year 10, they said that you’d find more work about mental health issues useful.
Ground rules We will show respect to each other by: Listening and not talking over people. Not putting people down. Treating others and as we want to be treated. Using appropriate language. Asking for no personal information. Everyone has the right to pass.
Task In pairs come up with a 50-60 word summary of PTSD and depression. So make a note of key statistics and facts as you watch the slides and clips that follow
Answer: Churchill made frequent references to his depression, which he called his "black dog". His depressive periods tended to be intense and prolonged.
Be aware that there is a stigma attached to mental health issues.
Consider: The number of young people aged 15-16 with depression nearly doubled between the 1980s and the 2000s. Can you come up with any ideas why? 1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 - 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder - that is around three children in every class.
Depression The average spell of depression lasts 9 months. How does it feel? http://www.channel4.com/n ews/suicide-teenage- depression-mindfull-self- harm-video
Self help book Pictures on Churchill slide are taken from a book called “I had a black dog” by Matthew Johnstone. It explains his depression- how he felt and how he recovered. Available from the LRC or Amazon £5.59
PTSD Post traumatic stress disorder PTSD can happen to anyone who has suffered a very stressful, frightening or distressing event. Its known to affect Armed Forces personnel after military combat… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK7svcK CAcQ but can also follow serious road accidents, terrorist attacks, natural disasters or extreme violence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK7svcK CAcQ
How big a problem is it? PTSD affects up to 30% of people who experience a traumatic event. It affects around 5% of men and 10% of women at some point during their life. PTSD can occur at any age, including during childhood. PTSD can be successfully treated, even when it develops many years after a traumatic event.
Watch PTSD can develop immediately after someone experiences a disturbing event or it can occur weeks, months or even years later. Watch this clip about Lisa and what caused her PTSD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ8pZVf cIjk