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Mental Illness. Emotions. Mental Health Is the way people think about and respond to events in their daily lives An emotional brain Emotion- is a feeling produced in response to a life event Emotional health- is the way a person experiences and deals with feelings Teens and emotions
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Emotions • Mental Health • Is the way people think about and respond to events in their daily lives • An emotional brain • Emotion- is a feeling produced in response to a life event • Emotional health- is the way a person experiences and deals with feelings • Teens and emotions • Hormones- are chemicals that help control how the body grows and functions
Understanding Emotions • An Emotional Spectrum • Emotional Spectrum- is a set of emotions arranged by how pleasant they are • Recognizing Emotions • Know Your Triggers • Trigger- Situations, people, and events that cause a person to feel an emotion • Physical Feelings
Expressing Emotions • Healthy Emotional Expression • Communication • Communication Skills • Body Language- is expressing emotions with the face, hands, and posture • Active Listening- not only hearing but also showing the you understand what a person is saying • Creative expression • Unhealthy Emotional Expression
Coping with Emotions • Self-Esteem • A measure of how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself. • Time to Think • Positive self-talk- is thinking about the good parts of a bad situation • Talking with Someone • Defense Mechanisms • Automatic behaviors used to reduce uncomfortable stress • Influences you can control
Mental Illness • Understanding Mental Illness • Is a disorder that affects a persons thoughts, emotions, and behaviors • Anxiety Disorders • Anxiety- is a feeling of extreme nervousness and worry • Anxiety 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 things • Obsession- anxiety triggered by repetitive thoughts • Compulsions-rituals, to try to overcome anxiety • Obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD)
Mental Illness • Bipolar Mood Disorder(Manic Depression) • Mood disorder- is an illness in which people have uncontrollable mood changes, example: Bipolar Mood Disorder • Hallucinations • Delusions- is a false belief. • Schizophrenia • Is a disorder in which a person breaks from reality in several ways • Paranoia- is the belief that other people or things want to harm someone.
Depression • Depression • A mood disorder in which a person feels extremely sad and hopeless for at least two weeks • Known as Major Depressive Disorder • Different then sadness • Of all people with in America who have it, only 40% are diagnosed. • Very Dangerous • Suicidal Thinking • The desire to take one’s own life
Getting Help • How Serious is it? • Finding help for other people • Preventing Further Problems • Help for Emotional Problems • Teachers, principals, school counselor, school nurse • Teen Hotline- is phone number that teens can call to talk privately about their problems • Professional Help • Counselor- is a professional who helps people work through difficult problems by talking • Psychologist- a person who tries to change thoughts, feelings, and actions by finding the reason behind them or by suggesting new ways to manage emotions • Psychiatrist- a medical doctor who specializes in illnesses of the brain and body that affect emotions and behavior.