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Mental Illness

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Adrian Yip

on 16 January 2014

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Transcript of Mental Illness

Bullying
Harassment
Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behavior intended to disturb or upset, and it is characteristically repetitive. In the legal sense, it is intentional behavior which is found threatening or disturbing.
Drug Use
Drug use is the use of a drug, (legal, controlled, or Illegal), with the intention of enhancing life (increasing euphoria, blocking unhappy memories, or creating pleasure). Drugs are actually the medicine we take while we are sick, they can relieve physical pain and make us stronger. However improper use of them may cause damage to our body tissues and addiction.
Mental Illness
Mental Illness is any disease or condition affecting the brain that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and or relates to others and to his/her surroundings. Common mental illness includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depressive disorder. The most common symptom of mental illness is psychosis.
Stress
Stress is a person's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition or a stimulus. Stress is a body's method of reacting to a challenge. According to the stressful event, the body's way to respond to stress is by sympathetic nervous system activation which results in the fight-or-flight response. Stress typically describes a negative condition or a positive condition that can have an impact on a person's mental and physical well-being.
Head Trauma
Head trauma is whenever a person's head is being hit by an object and caused brain damage. It may cause the patient to lose part of his or her memory in short term. However it can also cause mental illness in long term.

Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others.It is a problem that is common in schools where some children use their strength or important positions to hurt or frighten smaller or weaker children. The people who do this are called bullies.
Characteristics of Bullying
There are four characteristics of bullying:


1)Imbalance of power, the power of the bully is very different from the victim
2)Intend to cause harm, the bully bullies the victim with an intend to cause harm to the victim
3)The acts are repeated, the bully act is not just once, it often happens
4)It is unwanted, the bully act is not what the victim wanted to receive
Ways to cope bullying
There are many different ways
to cope bullying. However, not all of them are good. Some are constructive ways while the others are destructive.
constructive
destructive
How it leads to mental illness
After the drugs enter our body, they go into the blood stream and flow to other parts of our body such as our brain. When they reach your brain, they will damage our central nervous system and therefore there will be a decrease of physical pain while we take drugs.
Psychosis
It is a kind of symptom of mental illness. It refers to an abnormal condition of the mind and that the person is having difficulty in separating reality from imaginations.
-don't blame yourself
-be proud of who you are
-get help(talk to a parent, teacher, or trusted adult for help
-walk away from a bully
-protect yourself
-report the bullying to a trusted adult
Dealing with stress
There are a lot of different ways of dealing with stress. Some ways are better than others. Some ways can really help you get your stress away and other ways can harm you. At the bottom there is a list of healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with stress.
Healthy ways
Unhealthy ways
-learn how to say "no"(know your limits)
-avoid people who stress you out
-pare down your to-do list(Drop tasks that are not necessary to the bottom of the list)
-take a walk and some deep breath
-hang out with friends
- smoking
-drinking too much
-overeating or under eating
-zoning out for hours in front of the television or computer
-withdraw from family, friends and activities
-using pills, drugs to relax
-sleeping too much
-procrastinating
-avoid facing problems


Why do people harass?
How does it lead to mental illness?
A head trauma can cause permanent hurt to the brain, damaging the central nervous system.This will make the brain unable to function normally. As it cannot function properly, a persons' ability to think, feel and behave may be affected. And this is exactly what mental illness means.
People harass others because they do not like something about that person. Some experts say that people who harass others are jealous something that they have and you want it because you don't have it.
Different types of harassment
There are six types of harassment:

-keep the secret to yourself and not telling to others
-take drugs
-smoking
-try to escape from the reality
-try handling it by yourself
1)physical harassment, the bully hurts the victim physically by beating the victim
2)mental harassment, the bully hurts the victim mentally by telling
3)financial harassment, harass others by taking away their belongings such as money
4)sexual harassment, involve two person with different gender. One sexually harass the other with contact of private places which makes the other person uncomfortable
5)spiritual harassment, teasing others' religion and or race which gives the other person an uncomfortable situation
6)social harassment, teasing others by swearing, laughing at their appearance, and what they where.

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BY: Adrian & Ericson
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