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Mental/Emotional Health Vocab

Mental Health Generally having a positive outlook, being comfortable with you and others and being able to handle daily challenges and demands.
Competence Having enough skills to do something.
Self Esteem The confidence and worth that you feel about yourself.
Character The distinctive qualities that describe how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
Self Talk The talk you give yourself, in your head, daily. Goal is to keep it positive.
Constructive Criticism Messages given to help improve your behavior and you as a person.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Ranked list of needs essential to human growth and development, from basic needs to independent living.
Physical Needs The need to satisfy hunger, thirst, sleep, clothing and shelter
Mental Of or relating to the mind
Integrity A firm observance of core ethical values.
Self-Actualization Throughout life, setting goals and striving to be the best you can be.
Personality A complex set of characteristics that make you unique and set you apart from everyone else.
Hormones Chemicals produced by your glands that regulate the activities of different body cells.
Resource A source of support
Crucial Important or essential
Role Model Someone whose success or behavior serves as an example or mentor for you.
Personal Identity & behaviors Your sense of yourself as a unique individual, with the ability to make decisions & choices.
Emotions Signals that tell your mind and body how to react.
Resilient The ability to bounce back and recover from disappointment, difficulty or a crisis.
Empathy The ability to imagine and understand how someone else feels. "Walk in Someone Else's Shoes".
Hostility/ Chronic Hostility The intention use of unfriendly or nasty behavior. Chronic-Continues over time, increases chance of heart disease and cancer if anger is not dealt with.
Defense Mechanisms Strategies used to deal with strong or stressful emotions or situations. Can keep people form dealing with real issues.
Created by: khertzog