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Wellness-Vocab.

Wellness

WordDefinition
Mental/Emotional Health Ability to accept yourself and others, express and manage emotions, and deal with the demands and challenges you meet in your life
Resilient Ability to adapt effectively and recover from disappointment, difficulty, or crisis
Self-Esteem How much you value, respect and feel confident about yourself
Competence Having enough skills to do something
Hierarchy of Needs Ranked list of those needs essential to human growth and development, presented in ascending order, starting with basic needs and building toward the need to reach your highest potential
Self-Actualization To strive to be the best you can
Personality Complex set of characteristics that make you unique
Character The distinctive qualities that describe how a person thinks, feels, and behaves
Integrity A firm observance of core ethical values
Constructive Criticism Non-hostile comments that point out problems and encourage improvement
Emotions Signals that tell your mind and body how to react
Hormones Chemicals produced by your glands that regulate the activities of different body cells
Hostility The intentional use of unfriendly or offensive behavior
Empathy The ability to imagine and understand how someone else feels
Defense Mechanisms Mental processes that protect individuals from strong/stressful emotions or situations
Perception The act of becoming aware through the senses
Stress The reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and commands
Psychosomatic Response Physical reaction that results from stress rather than an injury or illness
Chronic Stress Stress associated with long term problems that are beyond a person's control
Closure Acceptance of a loss
Coping Dealing successfully with different changes in your life
Mourning Act of showing sorrow or grief
Traumatic Event Any event that has a stressful impact sufficient to overwhelm your normal coping strategies
Anxiety Condition of feeling uneasy or worried about what may happen
Depression Prolonged feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadness
Apathy Lack of strong feeling
Mental Disorder An illness of the mind that can affect the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a person, preventing him or her from leading a happy, healthful, productive life.
Anxiety Disorder Condition in which real or imagined fears are difficult to control
Eating Disorder Extreme, harmful eating behaviors that can cause serious illness or death
Stigma Mark of shame/disapproval that results in an individual being shunned/rejected by others
Mood Disorder Illness that involves mood extremes that interfere with everyday living
Schizophrenia Mental disorder where the person loses contact with reality
Personality Disorder Unable to regulate with your emotions
Suicide Intentionally taking one's own life
Psychiatrist Physician who diagnoses and treats mental disorders and can prescribe medications
Psychologist Professional who diagnoses and treats emotional/behavioral disorders (some can prescribe medications)
Created by: Dancer24016