Mental and Emotional Health 8th Grade Health Mr. Springer
Quick Write • Question: What does it mean to be mentally and emotionally healthy? List at least three traits that suggest good mental and emotional health.
Vocabulary Terms 1. Mental Health and Emotional Health: is the ability to accept yourself and others, adapt and cope with emotions, and deal with problems and challenges you meet in life. Ex: Attending Sandy Run Middle School in 6th grade. 2. Personality: the unique combination of feelings, thoughts, and behavior that makes you different from everyone else. Ex: Athletic, social, outgoing, introverted.
Vocabulary continued 3.Self-Concept: Is the view you have of yourself. Ex: A leader, follower 4.Self-Esteem: The way you feel about yourself, or how you value yourself. Ex: Getting cut from a team after trying out.
Improving your Mental and Emotional Health 1. Motivate yourself: Setting short-term and long term goals. 2. Focus on your strengths: Make a list of your Strengths and Successes. 3. Understand and Manage Your Feelings: - What is causing your anxiety??? - Did I not prepare for a test???
Improving Mental and Emotional Health Continued 4. Develop a Positive Attitude: Seeing obstacles as challenges that you can overcome. Looking forward to new experiences. Ex: Learning a new language Trying a new type of food Traveling to a different country
Improvements continued 5. Learn from your mistakes: Ex: Talked back to parents and got grounded Didn’t prepare for the test and failed Showed up for a movie too late and the tickets were all sold out!!