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Unit 1 Health

Decision Making, Communication and INtegrated Skills

What are the 6 steps to making a decision 1)Name the problem 2)Describe it specifically, name the problem's parts. 3)Brainstorm, think of all possible solutions 4)Think about each solution and list its disadvantages and advantages. 5)Choose the solution and act of it 6)Evaluate the outcome
What are some support systems in school? Guidance Counselors, Teachers, School Psychologist, Friends
What are the factors that influence a decision? Values and morals,future goals, previous experience, expectation of self and others, potential consequences
Describe the S.T.A.R. model. When making a decision: S-Stop T-Think A-Act R-Review
Define: values, conflict, and support system Values- person's set rules of behavior Conflict- A struggle or opposition between people Support System- A network of individuals or groups with which one identifies and exchanges emotional support
Describe Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Verbal- the use of words and language to convey a message. Speaking and listening skills. Non-verbal- using symbols and signs and/or body language
Assertive Communication Assertive- possessing the characteristic of appropriately expressing feelings, wants, and needs, while respecting those of others.
Passive Communication Passive- possessing the characteristic of not expressing feelings appropriately, of remaing silent
Aggressive Communication Aggressive- Possessing the characteristic of being insulting and overly demanding to others; an inappropriate expression of feelings
3 components effective therapy must have 1)respect and trust 2)exploration of present problems, causes, effects or both 3)search for new ways of dealing with the problem
3 ways to determine if someone needs help 1) Is the person's life or health in serious danger? 2) Is the person threatening someone else's life or health? 3) If I fail to help, will the situation become dangerous?
therapy treatment that heals
counselor a helping person
Prozac the brand name of one drug of a group of drugs used to restore normal brain chemistry in people with depression
codependent A person who is so focused on the needs of others that the person's own needs are neglected
enabling misguided "helping"
Panic Disorders Characterized by sudden, unexpected surges in anxiety; symptoms include rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, and a feeling of losing mental control
Generalized Anxiety Disorder People who worry about ordinary future threats such as financial concerns or passing and upcoming exam
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder People with obsessions or compulsions or both obsessions are recurrent, unwanted thoughts or impulses that are not ordinary concerns Compulsions are repetitive, difficult to resist actions
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Physiological and emotional reaction to events that produce a sense of terror and hopelessness
Mood Disorders Depression may result from specific events but sometimes no trigger event is obvious Symptoms are feelings of sadness and hopelessness, loss of pleasure in usual activities, weight loss.gain, insomnia, thoughts of suicide and thoughts of worthlessness
Symptoms of Stress Emotional- depression, anxiety, frustration, decreased job, satisfaction, boredom Intellectual-forgetfulness, slower thinking, day dreaming Behavioral-mood swings, absenteeism, difficulty completing tasks
Episodic Stress Stress that occurs in irregular intervals; once in a while, can be eustress or distress
Chronic recurrent stress; stress that with you day in and day out, continuing unresolved issues
Distress Take away from positive energy, Negative form that does harmful disruption to the body
Eustress Positive stress; that helps generate positive changes
anxiety An emotional state of high energy with the stress response as the body's reaction to it
Depression The condition of feeling apathetic, hopeless and withdrawn from others
Stressor situations that trigger physical and emotional reactions
Reasons teens commit suicide -Unrealistic, romantic view of death - Feeling like a failure -Lacking firm values or rules on which to base life decisions -Suffering a loss -Inability to express anger or pain
High Risk Signs of Suicide -Abrupt changes in personality -Alcohol or Drug Abuse -Anxiety at times of separation -Feeling bad about oneself -Changes in eating or sleeping habits
4 ways to help someone contemplate suicide -Get involved -Don't wait to see what develops -Phone suicide prevention hotline, 911, the operator or the police -Stay with the person until help arives
Created by: figureskater823