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Mental Health

Stressors such as illnesses, disabilities and injuries Biological Stressors
Stressors such as poverty, pollution, crowding, noise and natural disasters Environmental Stressors
Stressors associated with the the way you perceive a situation or how it affects you or the world around you Cognitive, or Thinking Stressors
Stressors associated with negative reactions in the body and mind caused by using tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs or by lack of physical activity Personal Behavior Stressors
Stressors such as a death of a pet, separation or divorce of parents, relationship troubles with peers Life Situation Stressors
Signs of stress overload anxiety, stomach aches, problems sleeping, moodiness
Positive stress situations perform better under the stress of competition, getting ready for the prom, sitting down to take a final exam, dealing with family problems, coming up to bat in baseball
Common stressors for teens having too many things to do in one day, getting ready for tests or school projects, trying out for a sports team
A hormones that speed up heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and metabolism. adrenaline
How does the human body responds to stressors? By activating the nervous system and specific hormones
The reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands in everyday life. Stress
Stress that motivates you to do your best Eustress (Positive stress)
The response stage in which the mind and body become exhausted and the body is unable to adapt to the situation. Fatigue Stage
People have been known to accomplish incredible feats during this stage in the stress response Resistance Stage
Stress associated with long term problems Chronic Stress
When effects of stress are unhealthy. Distress (Negative stress)
The act of intentionally taking one’s own life. Suicide
What to say when a friend is suicidal I'm concerned about you, I know where we can get help, I'm going to stay with you
What do you do if a friend tells you she's considering suicide? Tell a trusted adult
If a person talks about suicide, what are they looking for? Help
Women attempt suicide _ more times than men? Three
What do most teens want who attempt suicide? They want their mental pain to go away.
A prolonged feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadness. Depression
Who can become depressed? Anyone
How long can depression last if not treated? Years
Common physical symptoms of depression. Stomachaches and headaches
What things might help lift your mood if you're depressed: Exercise, talking to someone you trust, do something you enjoy
The state of mental well-being in which one can cope with the demands of daily life. Mental Health
Any factor that causes stress. Stressor
A medical condition characterized by mental or emotional problems severe or persistent enough to interfere with daily functioning. Mental Disorder
Mental state characterized by extreme or unrealistic worries about daily events, experiences, or objects. Anxiety
A psychological illness characterized by a serious disturbance in eating behaviors. Eating Disorder
Negative actions that are intentional, repeated, negative, show a lack of empathy, and indicate a power imbalance. Bullying
Cruel or hurtful online contact. A form of bullying that takes place electronically. Cyberbullying
Disorders that involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). Anxiety Disorders
An eating disorder in which a person has an intense fear of gaining weight, eats too little, and loses far more weight than is healthy for his or her height. Anorexia Nervosa
An eating disorder in which a person repeatedly consumes a huge amount of food in a short period of time. Binge Eating
An eating disorder in which a person has recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by purging. Bulimia Nervosa
A mental health illness characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and irregular thought patterns. Schizophrenia
A disorder that involves repetitive movements or unwanted sounds (tics) that can't be easily controlled. Tourette Syndrome
A mental health disorder that includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
A disorder in which a person has a frequent and persistent pattern of anger, irritability, arguing, defiance or vindictiveness towards oneself and/or authority figures. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
A mental illness characterized by intense periods of depression closely followed by extreme positive , or manic, feelings. Bipolar Disorder
A type of mental disorder in which a person has a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. Personality Disorders
A condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
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