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Dimensions of Wellness

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Kim O'Boyle

on 28 September 2016

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Transcript of Dimensions of Wellness

Spiritual Wellness
The ability to feel purpose and peace in life.
Intellectual Wellness
Social Wellness
The ability to create and maintain positive relationships with others.
Connections with others
Family, friends, peers
Wellness is overall health of the body and mind.
Dimensions of Wellness
Environmental Wellness
The ability to recognize and contribute to the importance of helping the earth.
Volunteering in the community
Contribute to quality of air, water, and land
Emotional Wellness
The ability to express and manage feelings.
Anger, fear, sadness, stress, joy, love, happiness
Cope with whatever life brings
The ability to have an open mind, and the desire to learn and improve.
Flexible during group interactions
Openness to other's points of view
Lifelong learning
1. Social wellness
2. Emotional wellness
3. Spiritual wellness
4. Environmental wellness
5. Intellectual wellness
6. Physical wellness
Physical Wellness
The ability to maintain a quality of life that allows for everyday tasks to be completed without physical stress. Keep the body healthy.
A balance of all 6 dimensions of wellness help to establish overall wellness of the body and mind.
Good listener
Tolerance and respect
Expressing emotions
Minimize your negative effects (carpool)
Clean up trash

Capacity for forgiveness
Service to others
Values and goals
Purpose behind actions
Problem solving
Motivation to master new skills
Sleep patterns
Family history of illness
Medical issues
Proper nutrition
Avoid drugs, tobacco, and alcohol
Take a minute to write down
5 ways you are improving your social wellness
Take a minute to write down
5 ways you are improving your emotional wellness
Take a minute to write down
5 ways you are improving your spiritual wellness
Take a minute to write down
5 ways you are improving your environmental wellness
Take a minute to write down
5 ways you are improving your intellectual wellness
Take a minute to write down
5 ways you are improving your physical wellness
Make a Banner
In your groups you will make a banner that focuses on one of the dimensions of health. You must include daily activities, and future activities of the dimension. You will be the experts and must convince someone this is a very important piece of health and wellness, and how we use it everyday.
What Affects Your Health?
1. All the traits that were biologically passed on to you from your parents.
Some Examples:
Diabetes, cancer, heart defects
2. Environment
the sum of your surroundings
Some examples:
Safety, sun, air and water quality, and
availability of medical care, parks, libraries
3. Social Environment: Peers
People of the same age who share similar interests.
Example: Friends
4. Culture
The collective beliefs, customs, and behaviors of a group.
Some examples:
ethnic groups, community, nation, organizations, languages, spiritual beliefs, and traditions.
Attitude and Behavior
5. Optimists-
try to look for the positives in life.
ex: happy, don't let a bad situation get them down, finds and accepts compliments

6. Pessimists-
try to look for the negatives in life.
ex: complainers, "the downer", can't find or accept compliments

7. Behavior-
choosing to do healthy options.
ex: choosing healthy foods, good relationships, physical activity
Media and Technology
8. Media-
various methods for communicating information

9. Technology-
how content is delivered

ex: radio, television, internet, and through printed media
Treats the other person with respect

Communication using “I” messages and including feelings

Clear and to the point

Does not compromise personal values... sticks with their beliefs

Avoids risky situations
Criteria for Positive Communication
Think and wait before speaking

Listen to what other person has to say

Avoid “You” statements

Avoid accusations

Leave the situation and revisit later if necessary

Criteria for Communicating Anger
What criteria do you believe equals good communication
13 percent of children between ages 9 and 17 experience an anxiety disorder each year!
Someone dies of suicide in America every 13.3 minutes.
Around 15 percent of all teens will display some signs of depression and 15 percent of teens consider committing suicide.
Depression increases by about 20 percent each year in the U.S.
80 percent of people who have symptoms of depression are not receiving treatment.
Women are 2x as likely as men to suffer from depression.
39,518 people died from suicide in 2011.
483,596 people went to the hospital in 2012 due to self harm.
121 million people across the world are currently suffering from depression.
121 million

1. Nearly
57.7 million
people in the U.S. are affected by a mental disorder each year.

2. A mental disorder is an illness that affects the mind’s
thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
, often preventing a person from living a healthy, happy, productive life.

3. Many people do not
seek treatment
because they are embarrassed or worry about the stigma attached to mental disorders.

4. Learning about mental illness helps
the stigma attached to it.

5. Stigma is a mark of
or disapproval that results in an individual being shunned or

6. Some mental illnesses are:


• Mood disorders
• Schizophrenia



7. Depression is a
feeling of
, hopelessness,
and sadness.

8. Depression is a serious condition that may
medical help.

9. Symptoms:

sad or irritable mood
• Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
• Significant change in
body weight
• Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
• Physical signs of
• Loss of energy
• Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt
• Difficulty
• Recurrent thought of death or suicide

12. Depression
may include taking medication, changes at home or school, or counseling.

13. Talking to friends, exercising, and spending time
are some strategies to try if you need a mood booster.

14. Treating depression takes
, persistence, and patience


15. Suicide is the act of intentionally taking one’s own life.

16. Each year, 15 percent of teens will consider suicide and
of those teens will actually attempt it.

17.Two major
risk factors
of suicide are depression or a mental disorder or a history of alcohol or drug abuse.

18. When someone talks about suicide take it

How Can You Help?

19. Initiate a meaningful
. Show interest, concern, compassion, and understanding.

20. Show support and ask questions. Remind your friend that most suicide survivors later express
that they are still alive.

21. Try to persuade a person to seek help. Encourage the person to talk to a
trusted adult.

The average American teen gets around 7 hours of sleep
Teenagers are recommended to get 9-9.5 hours of sleep per night
What Hinders Sleep
electronics, particularly cell phone
social and school obligation
waking up early for school
caffeine, energy drinks
Problems cause by Sleep Deprivation
Moody and irritable
Engaging in high risk behavior
Reaction time
Academic performance
Drowsy driving
22. Teens should seek
if they experience any of the following:
• Feeling
or worrying all the time
• Feelings that affect
, eating habits, schoolwork, or relationships
• Becoming involved with
or other drugs
• Becoming increasingly aggressive, or

23. Asking for help is a sign of inner
. It shows responsibility for one’s own wellness.

24. Parents, teachers, counselors, and crisis hotlines are some
trusted adults
that can help.

Melissa was being called fat and a boyfriend stealer on Facebook. She had no idea why people would write these comments about her. She is really embarrassed and afraid to go to school because everyone has seen these comments and she does not know what will happen. Is there anything she can do to make the cyber bullying stop?
Bullying Match -Up
1. Cyber Harassment Law: Posting information about a person (truthful or untruthful) which could knowingly result in unwanted contact or make that victim feel frightened or harassed. It is punishable by up to 2 years in prison.
2. Bullying is deliberately harming or threatening another person involving an imbalance of power. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.
Online threats, unwanted physical contact, or mean phrases directed or about someone is considered this?
3.Anxiety, depression, or loss of interest in activities, and skip school more often because of their experience.
Bullied teens may experience these:
4. Bullying because of sexual orientation, religion, and race can be considered a hate crime. Hate crimes can be punishable by fines and up to 2 years in prison.
Jen is the only Asian-American student in her new school. People assume that she doesn’t speak much English and she can hear them making fun of her because of the cultural lunches she brings to school. What is Jen experiencing?
5. Prejudice is an unfair opinion or judgement of a particular group of people.
Scott dislikes all cheerleaders because one cheerleader once turned him down for a date. What barrier is this?
6. Tolerance is the ability to accept others’ differences.
People who value diversity and appreciate the differences in other people’s cultures, interests, and beliefs. What is this?
7. Hazing means making others perform tasks in order to join the group.
A practice meant to humiliate new members or prove that they are inferior to existing members.
What is the best way to stop bullying?
The best way to stop bullying is to stop it before it starts. If you do witness or experience bullying report it as the affects of bullying are serious to both the bully and the victim
I witnessed bullying on the bus before school. How can I report it?
9. At MPHS bullying can be reported through a form on the school website, or to a trusted adult.
90% of social media-using teens who have witnessed online cruelty say they have ignored mean behavior on social media.
10. If you know about bullying and do not do anything to stop it you can be suspended or even expelled from your school. Ignoring online bullying is just as bad as being the bully yourself. If you see bullying happening tell someone to stop it.
The most common form of bullying.
11. Name calling
40% of boys who were identified as bullies in middle school and high school had been arrested three or more times.
12. Reporting a bully not only helps the bullied victim but also give the bully a chance to get help as well.
Why do people bully?
13. People bully others for many reasons. Some want to fit in, have low self esteem, or experienced verbal or physical abuse in their lifetime.
Bystanders are people who witness bullying
14. Bystanders are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, get into fights, drop out of school, and be abusive towards their romantic partner or children as adults.

10. Depression can be caused by
, psychological, or social reasons.

11. If a friend asks you not to tell anyone that he or she is depressed, its okay to
that promise.
Mental Illness
Please answer these questions
1. Name of someone in the school that you trust or can talk to.
2. Name of a friend you can trust or talk to
3. Name of a family member or close family friend you can trust or talk to
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