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Transcript of Mental Health
Lets talk about it!
What is Mental Health
Your role as a CA
YOUR ROLE AS A CA
Mental Health is an integral part of health; indeed, there is no health without mental health
-World Health Organization(2010)
It is NOT the absence of disease
is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community." WHO (2007)
People with Mental Illness are prone to violence
People with Mental Illness don't get better
Mental Illness can be overcome by positive attitude and self control.
Therapy is for people with Mental Illness
1 in every 5 Canadians will develop a mental illness in their lifetime
Mental Illness affects everybody-We all know someone with Mental Illness.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in young adults
Mental Illness is like physical illness, it requires medical attention and support from network
Mental Illness can be treated effectively
MENTAL ILLNESS: The Facts
No self diagnosing!
We are not experts
Divided in Major categories
Substance abuse disorders
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
70% of Mental Health Problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence
15-24 year olds are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders than any other group
Men have higher rates of addiction, women have higher rates of mood and anxiety disorder
We are not experts
Out of 100 students
STOP the prejudice
TRIVIALIZING OR BELITTLING HEALTH CHALLENGES
OFFENDING SOMEONE WITH YOUR ATTITUDE
PATRONIZING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH
Can be used as a coping mechanism
Addiction is more common in people with Mental Health problems, but their relationship is uncertain
Increases the possibility of developing a mental disorder if there is an underlying risk
Regular drinking lowers the levels of serotonin in your brain – a chemical that helps to regulate your mood.
Increases risk of suicide attempts
Don't "Drink away
Interferes with sleep and memory
There is a STRONG correlation between stress and mood disorders
We are NOT designed to undergo continuous periods of stress
Stress interferes with sleep
There is strong research showing that sleep and depression are linked
Treating the sleep disorder may help alleviate symptoms of the mental health problem.
May increase risk for developing particular mental illnesses, as well as result from such disorders.
More likely to affect patients with psychiatric disorders than people in the general population.
Take care of yourself
Make your mental health a priority!
Use your resources