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Mental Health Services Understanding Mental Health & Mental Illness https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=t. Cf. L 9 f W 4 b. Eg
What is Mental Health? ? Mental health refers to the maintenance of successful mental activity.
What is Mental Health? ? Mental health refers to the maintenance of successful mental activity. This includes maintaining productive daily activities and maintaining fulfilling relationships with others. It also includes maintaining the abilities to adapt to change and to cope with stresses.
Mental Health is… • How you think, feel, and act in order to face life’s situations…. Ex: How you handle stress. • How you look at yourself, your life , and the people in your life… Ex: How you relate to others. • How you evaluate your options and make choices… • Ex: How you make decisions
It is definitely NOT easy being a teenager! Sometimes it’s tough to avoid feeling stressed, and pressure can build up in many areas of life (socially, in school, at home, and while making big life decisions)
Mental illness can occur when the brain (or part of the brain) is not working well or is working in the wrong way.
When the brain is not working properly, one or more of its 6 functions will be disrupted Behavior Thinking Perception Physical Emotion Signaling
Symptoms can include Thinking difficulties or problems focusing attention Extreme emotional highs and lows Sleep problems
When these symptoms significantly disrupt a person’s life, we say that the person has a mental disorder or a mental illness.
So, what are the CAUSES of mental illness? ?
Well, the causes of mental illness are COMPLICATED!! + Genetics → Environment Brain Disorder
What do we know about the causes of mental illness? The symptoms of mental illness are a result of abnormal brain functioning. Mental illness is a brain disorder. Mental illness is rarely if ever caused by stress alone
What do we know about the causes of mental illness? It is not the consequence of poor parenting or bad behavior. It is not the result of personal weakness or deficits in personality. It is not the manifestation of malevolent spiritual intent. Only in exceptional cases is it caused by nutritional factors. It is not caused by poverty.
Some illnesses begin during adolescence. The illnesses that most often begin during adolescence include: • • Major Depression (MD) Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder (BD) Panic disorder Social Anxiety Disorder Eating Disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Addictions
What do we know about people with mental illnesses? • Most people with mental disorders live productive and positive lives while receiving treatments for their mental illness. • Some people have severe and persistent mental disorders which respond poorly to current treatments (as in all other illnesses) • Mental illness does not respect any boundaries of race, class or geography. • The majority of people have a friend, acquaintance or family member who has or has had a mental disorder.
Why is Mental Health important? ? • It affects your relationship with others: • It affects how you learn: Your attentiveness, concentration, classroom conduct, organization, and communication. • Mental health problems can lead to other problems: Drugs, aggression, risky behavior.
What can I do to protect my mental health? ? • • • Eat Healthy Exercise adequately Care for your health daily Take time for yourself regularly Get enough sleep Manage stress Play…learn new things Know yourself Manage your time wisely…. say “no” Recognize warning signs
Mental health problems can be treated! If you feel VERY sad, stressed or worried, it might help to talk to someone about how you are feeling.
Mental Health Careers • Break into 5 groups (3 -4 members) • Each group elect a spokesperson, a time keeper and a recorder. • Each group will have 30 minutes to research their assigned mental health career (job description, education requirements, certifications required, salary, job outlook) • At the end of 30 minutes the group spokesperson will present their information to the class
Mental Health Disorders https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=d. SZNnz 9 SM 4 g
3 most common types of disorders • Anxiety disorders: People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, as well as with physical signs of anxiety or panic, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. • Mood disorders: These disorders, also called affective disorders, involve persistent feelings of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, or fluctuations from extreme happiness to extreme sadness • Psychotic disorders: Psychotic disorders involve distorted awareness and thinking.
Mental Health Disorders • • Bipolar disorder Depression PTSD Schizophrenia Panic disorder Eating disorder OCD • Review the assignment handout • Break out into groups of 3 • Assign each team member a role • Research • Answer questions for your role • Create a poster • Present your information to the class on Thursday: **10 points off if you are not ready at start of class on Thursday**
Today…Work on your poster It should include… 25 points Title Clearly identified mental health disorder topic Common symptoms Possible causes Treatments Relevant U. S. statistics Available online and local services and resources 20 points Cohesive look—a team creation and not a composite of three different individuals’ work. Logical and easy to follow graphic organization of the poster content Creative use of visual elements—e. g. , images, colors, shapes, different letter sizes, etc. 20 points It is easy to read and identify different sections. The information is presented in clear writing and enhanced by design elements. Content and design of the poster are informative and respectful of the topic.
Name of disorder Clearly identified mental health disorder topic s m pto m sy n o m m Co e l b i s Pos causes Treatments Relevant U. S. statistics Available online and local services and resources
Gallery Tour • Each group will stand by their poster • When instructed the group will move to the poster to the right. • Evaluate each poster on a scale of 1 -10 according to the rubric • Place an X on the number line that corresponds with your evaluation • The group will move to the next poster when you are instructed
… z i u op Q P 1. Frequent sad feelings, irritability, restlessness, decreased energy and changes in sleeping patterns may be signs of: A) anorexia. B) post traumatic stress C) schizophrenia. D) depression. 2. Which eating disorder is characterized by cycles of binging and purging? A) bulimia B) anorexia C) psychosis D) paranoia 3. What % of Americans are diagnosed with schizophrenia? A) 10% B) 2% C) 20% D) 50% 4. One cause of PTSD is an event involving actual or threatened death. True or False 5. Antidepressants are used to treat panic disorder. True or False 6. A condition in which a person has periods of extreme highs and lows is called. A) OCD B) panic disorder C) PTSD D) Bipolar disorder
Mental Health Services Objectives: 1) Compare mental health services available to treat mental illnesses. 2) Create a brochure or video advertisement for a mental health facility. https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=nl. CPlr. UL SGA
Mental Health Treatment • There are three major types of treatment settings for people who have a mental health problem. Hospital Inpatient Residential Outpatient
Hospital Inpatient • Inpatient hospitals provide treatment to more severely ill mental health patients. • They might be in the acute phase of a mental illness and need around the clock care • A stay in an inpatient setting is usually short term (less than 30 days)
Residential • Residential mental health treatment settings generally provide longer term care • chronic mental health problem • less "hospital-like" than an inpatient hospital
Outpatient • In an outpatient mental health treatment setting the client/patient does not spend the night or reside there. • Community mental health centers, hospital outpatient clinic, private offices
Mental Health Services • Choose one of the mental health settings. • Research a facility in one of these settings online • Create a brochure advertisement for this facility • For a challenge you can choose to do a video advertisement on Animoto rather than brochure