Chapter 3 Mental and Emotional Health Lesson 2 Your Mental and Emotional Health

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Do Now

  • In 3-4 sentences, answer the following question in essay form:
  • How can conflicts be dealt with appropriately?
  • List as many phobias and what the fear is of as you can.
  • Example: Arachnophobia-spiders

Conflict Resolution Skits

  • Finish up Skits

EQ: Why is it important to understand mental/emotional disorders?

  • EQ: Why is it important to understand mental/emotional disorders?
  • EU: Students will understand that mental/emotional disorders can affect people of any age and can be treated with medication and/or counseling.
  • Agenda: PowerPoint, Videos

Mental and Emotional Health

  • People who have good mental and emotional health know how to adapt.

Stress Management

  • The health skill of stress management can help you develop strategies for managing stress.
  • stress Your body’s response to change
  • Some ways of positively managing stress include relaxation and managing one’s time efficiently.

Mental and Emotional Health

  • Mental and Emotional Health Checklist
  • You accept the fact that situations will not always go the way you plan.
  • You set and achieve goals.
  • You understand and cope with your feelings in healthy ways.
  • You accept constructive criticism.
  • You express your feelings through your words and creative outlets.

Expressing Anger

  • Anger Management
  • Take a deep breath and try to relax.
  • Identify the specific cause of your anger.
  • When you are calm enough to speak, tell the other person how you feel.
  • Write down your thoughts in a journal.
  • Practice relaxation skills.
  • Do a physical activity.
  • Look for opportunities to laugh.

Skills for Managing Stress

  • Skills for Managing Stress
  • Relaxation
  • Laughter and a Positive Outlook
  • Physical Activity
  • Time Management


  • Relaxation skills include taking deep, even breaths and doing exercises that relax your muscles.
  • Quiet activities, such as reading a book, can help you relax and reduce stress.

Kinds of Mental and Emotional Disorders

  • MYTH
  • Mental and emotional problems are not true illnesses.
  • MYTH
  • People with mental and emotional problems can just “shake it off.”

Glenn Close Mental Illness Video

  • Mental Illness Video

Kinds of Mental and Emotional Disorders

  • disorder A disturbance in the normal function of a part of the body

Anxiety Disorders

  • Anxiety disorders may first become apparent during the teen years or young adulthood.
  • anxiety disorder A disorder in which intense anxiety or fear keeps a person from functioning normally
  • Treatments are available that can help people with anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorders

  • One type of mental and emotional disorder is a phobia.
  • phobia An exaggerated fear of a specific situation or object

Anxiety Disorders

  • Types of Anxiety Disorders
  • Disorder
  • Symptoms
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbances
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pounding heart, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, nausea, fear of losing control
  • Phobia
  • An intense or exaggerated fear of a specific situation or object
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • A need to perform behaviors over and over again, such as handwashing, counting, hoarding, or arranging possessions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Withdrawal or depression after a distressing experience such as sexual abuse, natural disaster, accident, or witnessing violence
  • OCD only

Anxiety Disorders

  • Types of Phobias from A to Z
  • Acrophobia
  • Fear of heights
  • Agoraphobia
  • Fear of crowded places or open areas
  • Astraphobia
  • Fear of thunder and lighting
  • Claustrophobia
  • Fear of enclosed spaces
  • Ecophobia
  • Fear of home
  • Hydrophobia
  • Fear of water
  • Kenophobia
  • Noctiphobia
  • Fear of night
  • Phasmophobia
  • Fear of ghosts
  • Socialphobia
  • Fear of people
  • Tachophobia
  • Fear of speed
  • Zoophobia
  • Fear of animals

Personality Disorders

  • Two examples of personality disorders are:
  • Passive-aggressive disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • personality disorder A psychological condition that affects a person’s ability to interact normally with others

Mood Disorders

  • People who feel sad for a long period of time and for no explainable reason may have a mood disorder.
  • mood disorder A disorder in which a person undergoes changes in mood that seem inappropriate or extreme

Mood Disorders

  • A person with bipolar disorder experiences cycles of alternating high and low periods.
  • High, or Manic Period
  • Low, or Depressive Period
  • Increased energy
  • Energy slows down dramatically


  • People with schizophrenia may have hallucinations in which they see or hear things that are not actually there.
  • schizophrenia A severe mental disorder in which people lose contact with reality
  • There are medications available that allow schizophrenics to lead functional lives.

Howard Hughes Mental Illness Video

  • Mental Illness Video
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