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Mental Health Fitness An overview
Mental Health Facts <ul><li>Can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or income </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, roug...
5 things you should know <ul><li>Mental illness is common </li></ul><ul><li>Many people can recover and lead full lives </...
Types of mental illness <ul><li>Known types: </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Generalized anxiety disorder <...
Types of mental illness <ul><li>Lesser known: </li></ul><ul><li>Body dysmorphic disorder: Can’t stop thinking about a flaw...
Mental Health Assessment <ul><li>Why? Some reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify mental health problems </li></ul><ul><li>De...
Assessment (continued) <ul><li>Physical exam: </li></ul><ul><li>Reflexes, balance, senses </li></ul><ul><li>Review past hi...
Assessment (continued) <ul><li>Written or Verbal tests: </li></ul><ul><li>20 to 30 questions, short answer </li></ul><ul><...
Assessment (continued) <ul><li>Common reactions to mental health assessments : </li></ul><ul><li>Resentment, anger or host...
Treatment options: Medical <ul><li>Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Psychotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Electroconvulsive therapy...
Treatment options: Non medical <ul><li>Diet  and nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Pastoral counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Express...
Video tutorial: How drugs work <ul><li>How do the anti-depressant drugs work?  Click on the following link to find out. </...
Video tutorial: Friends can help <ul><li>Do you have a friend with mental illness?  What should you do?  Participate in th...
Important resources  <ul><li>Free Mental Health Screening, once a year.  Next date:  10/07/10 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www...
PowerPoint Resources  <ul><li>http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/mentalhealth/overview.cfm  </li></ul><ul><li>http://...
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Mental Health Fitness

  1. 1. Mental Health Fitness An overview
  2. 2. Mental Health Facts <ul><li>Can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or income </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, roughly ¼ Americans affected…Fewer than half will treat symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>Causes: biological, psychological & social </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5 things you should know <ul><li>Mental illness is common </li></ul><ul><li>Many people can recover and lead full lives </li></ul><ul><li>It is NOT a character weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Children can have mental illness </li></ul><ul><li>People with mental illness are not violent. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/mentalhealth/overview.cfm </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of mental illness <ul><li>Known types: </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Generalized anxiety disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Bipolar Disease (depression and mania) </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal Affective Disorder (depression during the dark winter months) </li></ul><ul><li>Kleptomania (urge to steal things) </li></ul><ul><li>Hypochondriasis (persistent fear of having a serious medical illness) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of mental illness <ul><li>Lesser known: </li></ul><ul><li>Body dysmorphic disorder: Can’t stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Disassociative disorder: A person disassociates from themselves, such as multiple personalities </li></ul><ul><li>Munchausen syndrome: Person pretends to be sick or deliberately causes injury or illness to fulfill emotional needs . </li></ul><ul><li>Somatization disorder: Person is chronically preoccupied with physical symptoms over many years, with no explanation except psychological </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mental Health Assessment <ul><li>Why? Some reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify mental health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Determine if mental or physical problem </li></ul><ul><li>Determine substance abuse </li></ul><ul><li>How? Interview. Doctor may </li></ul><ul><li>Observe behavior (Neat? Shoes tied? Mood?) </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Question you about thinking, reasoning and remembering </li></ul><ul><li>Inquire about suicidal thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Next…Physical and lab tests may be done </li></ul>
  7. 7. Assessment (continued) <ul><li>Physical exam: </li></ul><ul><li>Reflexes, balance, senses </li></ul><ul><li>Review past history and medications </li></ul><ul><li>Lab tests: </li></ul><ul><li>Blood or urine tests </li></ul><ul><li>If nervous system suspected, MRI, EEG, CT may be done </li></ul><ul><li>Thyroid function tests, electrolyte levels or toxic screening </li></ul><ul><li>Next…Written and verbal assessments </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assessment (continued) <ul><li>Written or Verbal tests: </li></ul><ul><li>20 to 30 questions, short answer </li></ul><ul><li>Can look at specific problems (depression, anxiety) </li></ul><ul><li>Can assess how you think, reason and remember </li></ul><ul><li>Can look at how you function </li></ul><ul><li>Next, How will you feel about these tests? What will results show us? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assessment (continued) <ul><li>Common reactions to mental health assessments : </li></ul><ul><li>Resentment, anger or hostility </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Worried or anxious </li></ul><ul><li>What the results can diagnose: </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental problems </li></ul><ul><li>Substance abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Nervous system diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Other problems (thyroid disease, brain tumors) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Treatment options: Medical <ul><li>Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Psychotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Electroconvulsive therapy (electric currents passed through the brain, causing brief seizure) </li></ul><ul><li>Transcranial magnetic stimulation (magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Treatment options: Non medical <ul><li>Diet and nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Pastoral counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Expressive therapies (art, dance/movement, music) </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural healing arts (acupuncture, yoga) </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation & stress reduction techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Support groups </li></ul>
  12. 12. Video tutorial: How drugs work <ul><li>How do the anti-depressant drugs work? Click on the following link to find out. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antidepressants/MM00660 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Video tutorial: Friends can help <ul><li>Do you have a friend with mental illness? What should you do? Participate in this video interactive tutorial to find out. </li></ul><ul><li>http://whatadifference.samhsa.gov/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Important resources <ul><li>Free Mental Health Screening, once a year. Next date: 10/07/10 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/ndsd/index.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide Prevention number: 1-800-TALK </li></ul>
  15. 15. PowerPoint Resources <ul><li>http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/mentalhealth/overview.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/default.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/ndsd/index.aspx </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mentalhealth.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://whatadifference.samhsa.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antidepressants/MM00660 </li></ul>

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