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Mental Illness

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on 16 January 2013

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Transcript of Mental Illness

Look At These People. What Do They All
Have In Common? Bipolar Depression Eating Disorder Suicidal Depression People should
workout their mental health problems? MYTH FACT Mental illness can
happen to anyone? FACT Females are more
likely to get a mental illness than men? MYTH You can by looking
at someone, tell if
they have a mental illness or not? MYTH People with a mental illness are generally dangerous and violent? MYTH Stigma STOP THE STIGMA. What is it? Negative attitudes & beliefs. Causes people to: Fear Reject Discriminate YOU CAN HELP. BUT IN ORDER TO BE THAT CHANGE
YOU NEED TO BE EDUCATED FIRST. What is Mental Health? The psychological state
of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment. Mental Health "Mental Health is the emotional and spiritual resilience the enables us to enjoy life and survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of well-being and underlying belief in our own and other's self worth." --Health Education Authority, UK, 1997 How a person thinks, feels, and
acts when faced with life's
situations. How people look at
themselves, their lives, and
the other people in their lives.
Evaluate their challenges and
problems; and explore choices. What is a mental illness? A state of being in which an
individual has difficulty in
handling situations and
feelings of an everyday
nature. Mental Illness "The term that describes a variety of psychiatric (emotional, thinking & behavioral) problems that vary in intensity and duration, and may recur from time to time." -- www.cmha.ca Any disease of the mind.
The psychological state of
someone who has emotional or
behavioral problems serious
enough to require psychiatric
intervention. Mental Health Mental Illness How do the two link together? Avoid Both mental health and mental illness
are both determined by the same part
of the body. The Brain. Good mental health is a state of well-being in which a person is able to cope with everyday events, think clearly, be responsible, meet challenges, and have good relationships with others. There are many factors as to why you one could have poor mental health. Gentics Substance Abuse Infections Psychological Trauma Neglect Important loss at an early age. Death Changing schools or jobs Low self-esteem Mental Illness Mental Health. When you have poor mental health
you are more likely to get a mental illness. However, people with a mental illness may have good mental health, such as: Good Coping Skills Sense Of Control Good mental health is the state of well-being
in which a person is able to cope with everyday events, think clearly, be responsible, meet challenges, and have good relationships with others. If you have bad mental health,
you will most likely have a mental illness. A mental illness is a chemical imbalance
that one has in their brain. There are different kinds of mental disorders each characterized by different sets of symptoms that affect how we think, feel and behave. Types & Categories
of Mental illness: Psychotic Disorders Characterized by distortions
of reality and disturbances
of thought and language
and withdrawal from social
contact. Schizophrenia Eating Disorders A group of conditions
characterized by abnormal eating
habits that may involve either
insufficient or excessive food intake
to the detriment of an individual's
physical and emotional health. Binge Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa Mood Disorders A group of mental illnesses
that are characterized by
changes or disturbances
in a person's mood. Bipolar Depression Depression Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Anxiety Disorders A group of mental disorders or
conditions characterized in part
by chronic feelings of fear,
excessive and obsessive worrying,
restlessness, and panic attacks. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Panic Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder Stigma is defined as a mark
or stain that is a permanent
part of a person’s
appearance or character and
which sets him or her
apart from society
– what is normal. Self-Stigma is when people with a
mental illness and their families listen to
society’s negative attitudes towards them,
leading them self blame and low self esteem. Aside from being personally painful,
stigma is dangerous. People with a mental illness, as
well as their family and friends have said that the stigma they have faced is far more worse then the illness itself. It prevents people from asking for help in the first place. It leads to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. It caused the problem to grow. We together have to stop the stigma. How to stop the stigma? There is a lot you can do, such as: Learn more about mental illness. Listen to people who have experienced mental illness. Watch your language. Respond to stigmatizing material in the media. Speak up about stigma. Talk openly about mental illness. Provide support for organizations that fight stigma. Support & Help Mental Health Service Ontario
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week. www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca
for more information
and help. Once you have a mental illness you have it for life? Lets Conquer Stigma. Everything Starts With YOU. Thank You For Watching.
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