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Mental Health Vocabulary
Mental Health How a person feels about themselves.
Self-Image How a person feels about their appearance and personality.
Self-Esteem The feelings that a person has about themselves.
Peers people of the same age group.
Peer Pressure Strong influence that people of the same age group have on another.
Can you think of a time when you experienced peer pressure?
What are some ways to say NO to peer pressure?
Body Language Nonverbal communication that includes the use of facial expressions and body movements.
Stress The bodies reaction to a demanding situation.
The Responsible Decision-Making Model
1. Describe the situation that requires a decision.
2. List possible decisions you might make.
3. Share the list of possible decisions with a trusted adult.
4. Evaluate the consequences of each decision.
Will the decision result in actions that:Are healthful?Are safe?Are legal?
Will the decision result in actions that:Show respect for myself and others?Follow the guidelines of responsible adults?Demonstrate good character?
5. Decide which decision is responsible and most appropriate.
6. Act on your decision and evaluate the results.
Health Suffers If You Cannot Handle Stress
Results of Not Handling StressHeadachesStomachachesLack of sleepLack of appetiteOvereatingLoss of confidence
What is one of the best ways to handle a conflict in a stressful situation?
Use of drugs to feel less stressedLoss of self-respectHarmful decisions and behaviorsResults of Not Handling Conflict
Ways to Reduce StressExerciseTalk about it with a trusted adultMusicRelaxation TechniquesDeep BreathingSeek Medical HelpMedicine
More Stress ReducersSportsClubsWritten ExpressionFresh AirProper NutritionSleepActivities that you find relaxing
Suicide Prevention Strategies
#1 - Warning Signs of DepressionMaking a direct statement about death, such as No one would miss me if I were dead. Talking about a method of suicide, such as using a gun or overdose.
#1 - Warning Signs of Depression Having a close friend or relative who attempted or committed suicide.Giving away possessions.
#1 - Warning Signs of DepressionRunning away.Using Alcohol or other drugs
#2 - Listen without giving advice.
#3 - Take any suicide threat seriously.
#4 DO NOT promise to keep the suicide threat a secret.
#5 - Call a parent, guardian, or another responsible adult right away.
#6 - Stay with the person until a responsible adult arrives.
Mental Health TEST