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Mental health problems
Illness of the mind that can affect the
thoughts, feelings and behaviors of a person
PREVENTING them from leading a
happy, healthful productive life.
Serious mental illnessGood mental health
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1 in ___ teens has some type of mental
health problem in any given year.
Serious mental illnessGood mental health
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1 in ___ Americans suffer from serious
Recovery is possible. Most
people can experience relief
finding little or no
pleasure in life
feeling worthless or
crying a lot for no
anxiety, panic, or fear
having big mood
experiencing a change
in eating or sleeping
having very low energy
losing interest in
having too much
energy, having trouble
following through on
feeling easily irritated
thoughts or agitation
hearing voices or
seeing images that
other people do not
believing that others
are plotting against
wanting to harm
yourself or someone
A mark of shame or disapproval that results in
an individual being shunned or rejected by
DIABETES MENTAL ILLNESS
Pancreas produces little or no
insulin affecting person’s blood
Brain produces too much or not
enough of neurotransmitters.
There is no cure yet but people
can manage their illnesses through
medication treatment, lifestyle
changes, etc .
There is no cure yet but a person
can usually be treated effectively
to reduce the symptoms and allow
the person to function in work,
school or socially.
18.2 million people When applied to 2004 Census
estimate for 18 or older 57.7
In the United States-6.3 percent of
the population-have diabetes, a
serious, lifelong condition.
An estimated 26.2 percent of
Americans ages 18 and older —
about one in four adults — suffer
from a diagnosable mental
disorder in a given year.
Medieval to Modern times Mental Illness has
been associated with stigma.
Mental Illness once thought individuals were
possessed with demons.
Today though we have in depth knowledge of
Mental Illness some still view those as
weak, dangerous or responsible for their situation.
Getting the best treatment or treatment at all
Mental disorders are REAL
Mental Disorders areTREATABLE
Understanding builds compassion for those
that suffer with mental disorders
a disorder characterized by a preoccupation
with body functions and the interpretation
of normal body sensations.
Reassurance by physicians and others only serves to increase the hypochondriac's
persistent anxiety about their health.
real or imagined fears that are difficult to
13% of children ages 9 and 17
experience an anxiety disorder each year.
extreme mood changes, energy levels and
Manic: extreme highs
depressive: extreme lows.
is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by
recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions)
and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
*Repetitive behaviors such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often
performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away.
Performing these so-called "rituals," however, provides only temporary relief, and not
performing them markedly increases anxiety
*as good as it gets/HowieMandell Clip
Prolonged feelings of
Helplessness, hopelessness and sadness.
**Clinical Depression: 2 weeks or longer
Major: intense can last for weeks or months
Mild: less severe can last for years
Adjustment disorder: reaction to a specific
life event (divorce, break up, job loss etc.)
Causes can be
PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL
Social or environmental factors such as:
poverty physical/emotional harmful
Persistent sad, anxious or "empty" feelings
Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or helplessness
Loss of interest in activities/hobbies that once were pleasurable
Fatigue and decreased energy
Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions
Insomnia, early–morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
Overeating, or appetite loss
Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems
an uncontrollable panic response to
ordinary, nonthreatening situations.
symptoms during a panic attack:
sweating; hot or cold flashes; choking or smothering sensations; racing
heart; labored breathing; trembling; chest pains; faintness; numbness;
nausea; disorientation; or feelings of dying, losing control, or losing
one's mind. Panic attacks typically last about 10 minutes, but may be a
few minutes shorter or longer. During the attack, the physical and
emotional symptoms increase quickly in a crescendo-like way and then
subside. A person may feel anxious and jittery for many hours after
experiencing a panic attack.
irrational, involuntary, and inappropriate
fears of ordinary situations or things.
People who have phobias can experience panic attacks when confronted with the
situation or object about which they feel phobic
Phobias are usually chronic (long-term), distressing disorders that keep people
from ordinary activities and places.They can lead to other serious problems, such
as depression. In fact, at least half of those who suffer with phobias and panic
disorders also have depression.Alcoholism, loss of
productivity, secretiveness, and feelings of shame and low self-esteem also occur
with this illness. Some people are unable to go anywhere or do anything outside
their homes without the help of others they trust.
an anxiety disorder that can occur after
someone experiences a traumatic event
that caused intense fear, helplessness, or
(e.g., rape, war, natural
disasters, abuse, serious accidents, and
captivity) ORfrom theWITNESSING or
LEARNING of a violent or tragic event.
Approximately 5.4 million children ages 4-17
have been diagnosed with ADHD.
Boys are more likely than girls to haveADHD
but this ratio seems to even out by
Children with a parent who suffers from
ADHD is more likely to also have ADHD.
ADHD can be controlled through proper
Mental Disorders can be very serious and
debilitating BUT there is treatment.
Treating Disorders takesTIME, PERSISTENCE
a trusted adult to talk with
a healthy balance between
work, play, and relaxation
good nutrition (food
plenty of sleep (8 ½ to 9
hrs per night)
learning how to control
getting professional help if
something is wrong
Mental health is just as important as physical
Mental illnesses are real and deserve to be
It’s not a person’s fault if he or she has a mental
Mental health problems are not something you
can “just snap out of” even if you try.
It’s OK to ask for help and get it.
There is hope! People improve and recover with
the help of treatment and they are able to
enjoy happier, healthier lives.