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Mental Wellness

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on 4 March 2014

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Transcript of Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness
Who We Are
Summer Nguyen, Lydia Kwon, Martin Li, & Priscilla Li
WOW (Working on Wellness) Team
HOSA Future Health Professionals
Spring Valley High School
Why We're at Polo Road
Our goal is to increase awareness of mental wellness in our community.
Provide you study tips for school
decreasing/coping with stress
getting organized
time management

Americans: Unhealthy Mental Wellness
1/5 Americans adults suffer from mental issues
1/10 minors experience major depression
"The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s." (Psychology Today)

What is Mental Wellness?
Mental wellness is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." (World Health Organization)
Affects how we think, act, and feel.
Three Main Components
Emotional Wellness
Emotional wellness
involves how we deal with stress, and how aware we are of our feelings and behaviors.

Improving your emotional wellness:
Self esteem
: Don’t put yourself down after failure/rejection, learn to love your own uniqueness. Embrace your failures by learning from them.
: many ways to cope with stress: exercise, diet, art, yoga.

Psychological wellness
involves your self-acceptance, positive relationships with others, and decision making.

Because of fast-pace improvements in technology, making decisions off of only our own opinions is getting harder.
We are also becoming more and more materialistic ("I want the new Galaxy S5, it's coming out soon!")
Peer pressure is also on a larger scale due to social media.

Social Wellness
Social Wellness
involves your self-acceptance, positive relationships with others, and decision making.
It involves using communication skills, being respectful of others, and obtaining mutual support between you and other individuals.
Try to think of ways of benefiting the community, not just yourself.
Signs of Mental Health Problems
Lack of Sleep
Little or no energy
Feeling helpless and numb
Self Harm
Social Problems
Hearing Voices
Bipolar Disorder
Personality Disorder
Eating Disorder
Mental Disorders
Ways to Deal With Mental Problems
Helping others
Physical Activities
Coping Skills
Professional Help
Maintaining a positive attitude
Benefits of Mental Health Awareness
Encourages you to be more productive
Influences you to make meaningful contributions to the community
Helps you recognize your full potential
Motivates you to lead a healthy lifestyle
Helps you achieve happiness
Full of anti-inflammatory nutrients
Alpha linolenic acid
Promotes blood flow
Increases oxygen flow to your brain
Great for your heart and brain
Stress-Relieving Foods
When stressed, we often find comfort in eating food.
Usually, we go for the wrong food; the fatty, sugary ones that increase our "feel good" hormones, making us eat more and more.
However, there are always other options besides eating junk food. These healthy foods, not only release stress, but also doesn't put our health in danger.

Blueberries, Stawberries, Blackberries, etc.
Studies have shown a slow in mental decline in middle age women
Improves memory and focus
Rich in antioxidant lutein
protects against cognitive decline
According to Tufts University
Lowers rate of cognitive decline in women that ate their greens and vegetables
According to Harvard Medical School
Leafy Greens
Causes brain tissues to shrink
Affects brain functioning
Causes short term memory loss
Hinders focus and decision making
Thank You!

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