stress, anxiety & depression: how to diagnose the symptoms and improve your mental health
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DESCRIPTIONThis presentation describes the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression and suggests the top 10 ways of proactively improving your mental health.
- 1. Stress at School
.and how to survive it!
2. 3. Online Counselor
4. Its more common than you think.1 in 4 Americans will have a mental health problem this year*
Source: National Institute of Health
5. Seeing is believing
6. Everythings fine
8. 9. Symptoms of stress
- Irritable 10. Easily startled or surprised 11. Jumpy, tense, nervous 12. Quick to lose temper 13. Impatient with interruptions and delays
A certain degree of stress is natural
14. Self-Assessment Online
16. Symptoms of Anxiety
Physical, mental, & emotional
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Sad, empty, hopeless
Weight gain or loss
Loss of energy
21. Sadness or depression?
23. Improving your mental health
24. Brain Training
Talk to someone!
Only a mental health professional can provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
26. A therapist can help
27. Online therapy is a discrete option
Go for a "Runner's High"
Exercise is a powerful way to improve your mental health.
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Running stimulates neurotransmitters in your brain to produce serotonin.
Get your Zzzzzzzzzs
Try getting to bed a little earlier
Aim for 7 8 hours of sleep a night.
33. If you struggle with insomnia:
Cut back on caffeine including colas, Red Bull, chocolate
Avoid eating late at night
Try a hot bath before bed
Eat a healthy diet
Your diet can have a strong impact on your mood.
35. 36. Brain Food
37. Brain Food
Five portions of fruits or vegetables
Fish like salmon and mackerel for Omega 3
Focus on whole foods in their natural form
Aim for complex carbohydrates, like oats, rye, and whole wheat
8 glasses of water each day
Look for good fats, like olives, avocados, nuts
Yogurt is a good source of probiotics
Green tea is higher in antioxidants than coffee
Aim for a rainbow of colors on your plate
Meditation has been proven to reduce stress.
Meditation: Not just for hippies
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Find your own way to meditate
Go to a quiet place to reflect
Take a long walk in a natural setting
Focus on your breath
Try to see the positive side of every situation.
44. Smile and the world smiles at you
45. Think positive!
Take control of your time and your life.
Spend time with your friends
Friends play an important role in your mental health!
49. Friends are good for longevity
Look around you
Think about what gets you downCan you eliminate negative influences in your life?
51. Hollywood is
Reconsider your goals
What are you striving for?Will it make you happy?
53. 54. The data shows no correlation between money and happiness.
55. 56. Any Questions?
National Stress Clinic was established to expand access to mental health care across the U.S.We offer counseling online, via web video.Visit us at: www.nationalstressclinic.com