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Mental Health

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
What is Resilience? The capability of recovering quickly from a difficulty. ex. Treating problems as learning processes.
What is self esteem? the confidence we have in our self worth or abilities. ex. valuing yourself
What is personal identity? the concept we develop about our self that evolves over the course of our life. ex. the decisions we make
What is integrity? Being honest and having moral principals. ex. truthfulness
What is empathy? to understand and share the feelings of another. ex. we share the joyfulness with a friend that's going to get married.
What are defense mechanisms? an often unconscious mental process that makes possible compromise solutions to personal problems. ex.denial
What is perception? the state of being or process of becoming aware of something through the senses. ex.telepathy
What are stressors? An event that triggers the stress response ex. A divorce
What is psychosomatic response? it pertains to the interaction of your mental state with your physical state. ex. Heart rate elevates
What is chronic stress? the response to emotional pressure suffered for a prolonged period of time ex. loss of job
What is relaxation response? stress management technique that helps people reduce their level of physical and mental arousal ex. meditation
what are the stages of grief? 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance Ex. loss of a family member
What is coping? A way to deal with responsibilities, feelings, or emotions ex. coping with pain
What is mourning? the expression of deep sorrow for someone who has died ex. wearing black clothing to a funeral
What is a traumatic event? A very stressful event that happened in someones life. ex. serious injury
What is anxiety? a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease ex. panic attacks
What is depression? a mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection ex. worthlessness
What is apathy? lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern. ex. not wanting to do anything
What is mental disorder? significant distress or impairment of personal functioning-how a person behaves, thinks, perceives or thinks. ex. depression
What is stigma? disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. ex. been in prison
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