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Mental Health Photo Essay

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Mental Health
English Assignment
Grade 11
Abbey Vesterfelt

One in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness.
Facts About Mental Illness
Mental health problems
- social anxiety
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- drug addiction
- personality disorder

Mental illnesses
- depression
- eating disorders
- schizophrenia
- bipolar disorder
Eating Disorders

20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder
40-60% of elementary school girls (ages 6-12) are concerned about their weight or about becoming too fat.
Different types of eating disorders are
Anorexia
Bulimia
Binge-eating

Anorexia
May refuse to keep their normal body weight by restricting the amount of food they eat
Excersizes more than usual
Long-Term affects of Anorexia
- heart and kidney problems
- low blood iron
- bone loss
- digestive problems
- low heart rate
- low blood pressure
10% of people with Anorexia die due to the health problems or suicide.
Bulimia
Involves periods of uncontrolable binge-eating followed by purging (making yourself puke)
Feeling over weight regardless of their actual weight .
Long-term affects of Bulimia
- kidney problems
- dehydration
- digestive problems
damage of the persons teeth, mouth and throat
Binge- eating
Eating more than you should
Feels like they cannot control how much they eat

Feelings of distress, depressed or guilty after bingeing
Can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or weight concerns
Depression
signs and symptoms of depression
- loss of interest in activites you previously enjoyed
- loss of energy
- changes in sleep
- significant changes in weight
- feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- problems with concentration
- thoughts of death or suicide
19 million people or 9.5% of a population are diagnosed with depression.

begins in childhood; median age of oneself is 7
Self Harm
13% of young adults will try and hurt themselves on purpose between the ages of 11-16
Affects 1-4% of the population
between 14-39% of the teenage population self harms
feelings of extreme emotions and may have more conflict with adults
may deal with loneliness and peer pressure
Suicide
Known as the third-leading cause of young people ages 15-24 death.
60% of suicides are commited with a gun
Is thought that at least 25 attempts are made for every completed suicide
overdoseing using over the counter, prescription and non prescription medication is also a very common method for attempting and completeing a suicide.
Reign Galleys Story

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Bullying
Children bullied at 13 are almost twice as likely to develop depression
Almost 15% of people who have been bullied
every day have had a mental illness since before they where 18.
Only 5.5% of non-bullied teenagers were depressed by adulthood
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