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Health Presentation

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Mike Johnson

on 5 September 2018

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Suicide, Depression and Coping Skills
Suicide Statistics
Utah has the 5th highest suicide rate in the nation.
90% of teens who’ve committed suicide in Utah suffered from a mental illness.
Only 3% were using psychotropic medications when they died.
Only 2% were active in public mental health treatment.
How do we deal with negative emotions?
For every 3 female suicide attempts there is 1 male attempt.
An Estimated 71% of those that die by suicide could have been prevented.
What is Depression?
Symptoms of Depression
32% of teenagers that committed suicide were involved in substance abuse.
For every 4 male suicides, there is 1 female suicide.
Among 15-24 year olds, suicide is the THIRD leading cause of death.
18% of 12th Graders in Nebo School District have seriously considered committing suicide (SHARP Survey).
No one can stop a suicide, it is inevitable.
If people in a crisis get the help they need, they will probably never be suicidal again.

Asking someone directly about suicidal intent lowers anxiety, opens up communication and lowers the risk of an impulsive act.
Confronting a person about suicide will only make them angry and increase the risk of suicide.
Suicide prevention is everybody’s business, and anyone can help prevent the tragedy of suicide
Only experts can prevent suicide.

Suicidal people keep their plans to themselves.
Most suicidal people communicate their intent sometime during the week preceding their attempt.

People who talk about suicide may try, or even complete, an act of self-destruction.
Those who talk about suicide don’t do it.

Suicide is the most preventable kind of death, and almost any positive action may save a life.
Once a person decides to complete suicide, there is nothing anyone can do to stop them.

If a suicidal youth tells a friend, the friend will access help.
Most young people do not tell an adult.

Coping Skills
Techniques or activities that help calm you down in moments of distress.
Emotion Flow Chart
Situations that can lead someone to consider suicide.
Depression is not a real medical illness.

There is nothing that can be done about depression.

Technology and Mental Health
Depression is no different than getting the blues, and is a normal part of life.

People who think they have depression are just feeling sorry for themselves.

Here are some well known individuals who suffered from depression
Being expelled from school
Being fired from a job
Family problems/alienation
Loss of any major relationship (Divorce, break up with a significant other)
Death of a friend or family member, especially if by suicide
Diagnosis of a serious or terminal illness
Financial problems (either their own or within the family)
Sudden loss of freedom/fear of punishment
Feeling embarrassed or humiliated in front of peers
Victim of assault or bullying

You can will depression away. If you can't then you are weak.

Depression will go away by itself.

Women are 2 times more likely to suffer from depression than men.
Depression affects all people regardless of age, geographic location, demographic, or social position.
People who are depressed are more prone to illnesses like colds than non-depressed people.
Depression does not affect children or teenagers — their problems are just a part of growing up
Clinical Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings, sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.
1. Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day
2. Diminished interest in all or almost all activities most of the day, nearly every day.
3. Weight loss or weight gain, loss of appetite or increased appetite.
4. Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day.
5. Psychomotor agitation (uncontrolled nervous tics).
6. Fatigue or loss of energy nearly everyday.
7. Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.
8. Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness nearly every day.
9. Recurring thoughts of death (not just fear of dying), suicidal ideation.

5 or more symptoms may indicate Major Depressive Episode
What are your positive and negative coping skills?
How did you develop these skills?
Can you replace any of the negative skills?

Coping Skills
True or False?
Teens today are less likely to leave their house without their parents
12th graders in 2015 were going out less often than 8th graders did as recently as 2009
Teens are dating more than teens in the past.
Only about 56% of high school seniors in 2015 went out on dates. In past generations, the number was 85%
Getting a driver's license has lost it's appeal for today's teens.
More than one in four teens today still lack a drivers license at the end of high school
Teens are working for pay more today than in years past.
Today only about 55% of teens work during the school year as compared to 77% of teens in the late 70's
Students are spending more time on activities such as clubs, sports and exercise
The time seniors have spent on extra curricular activities has remained consistent
Teens are spending more time on homework and studying to prepare themselves for college
Teens are spending less time or the same amount time on homework
Teens today are sleeping less
57% more teens were considered sleep deprived in 2015 than in 1991
Teens who spend 3 or more hours a day on electronic devices are 28% more likely to be sleep deprived. And teens who use a media device right before bed are more likely to sleep poorly.
Teens participate in underage drinking less than their predecessors
82% of seniors participate in drinking 1993 compared to 60% in 2016
iGen teens are less religious and spiritual than previous generations
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