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Mental Health Vocabulary

Study your mental health vocabulary through a game of matching, concentration, flashcards, and a word search.

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HealthCombination of physical, mental/emotional and social well-being
Physical HealthThe health and care of your body
Mental/Emotional HealthYour ability to deal with the stresses and changes in daily life
Social HealthArea of health that incolves your ability to relate to others.
Health TriangleShows the balance of physical, mental/emotional and social health.
WellnessActively making choices for good health
HeredityThe passing on of traits from one generation to the next.
EnvironmentThe sum total of your surroundings
CultureBeliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people
Risk BehaviorsActions or choices that may cause injury or harm to you or others
Consequencesresults of your actions
PreventionTaking steps to ensure something doesn't happen
AbstinenceRefusing to participate in unsafe behaviors
ValuesGuides for how you live and what you think is important
HELPIs it healthful?Ethical?Legal?Would my parents approve?
Decision MakingProcess of making choices to solve a problem.
PersonalityA special mix of traits, feelings, attitudes and habits.
Factors that shape your healthHeredity, environment and behavior.
BehaviorArea of health you have control over
Self ConceptThe view you have of yourself
Self EsteemThe confidence and pride you have in yourself
CommunicationThe exchange of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs amongst people
Verbal and NonVerbalThe forms of communication
Sending SkillsHow to send a message clearly and accurately to someone else
Receiving SkillsHow to hear and correctly understand a message someone is sending us.
Body LanguagePostures, gestures, and facial expressions
EmotionsFeelings inside us like happiness and anger
Emotional NeedsTo love and be loves, to belong, and to feel worthwhile
Peer PressureThe influence or pressure of people your age
BullyingWhen a person is picked on over and over again by an individual or group with more power.
CliqueTight groups that usually have a strict code of membership and ways to act
StressThe bodies reaction to changes around you
DistressStress that holds you back
EustressPositive stress that can help you to accomplish goals
Fight or FlightThe bodies reaction to extreme stress to either stay and fight or run
StressorAnything that causes stress
AndrenalineHormone produced during times of stress that increases the sugar in the blood and gives the body more energy.
Changes during fight or flightIncreased heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, perspiration, dialted pupils, muscles tense and tighten, digestion shuts down temporarily
FatigueExtreme tiredness
Physical fatigueExtreme tiredness of the body
Psychological fatigueExtreme tiredness due to a mental state
Stress Management Toolsrelax, plan ahead, talk it out, exercise, meditate
Illnesses related to stressheadaches, stomach problems including ulcers, sleeping problems, high blood pressure, heart attacks
Eating DisordersExtreme and damaging eating behaviors that can lead to sickness and even death
AnorexiaSelf-starvation due to an intense fear of being fat
Health Problems associated with anorexiaAbnormal weight loss, anemia, hair loss, brittle bones, sensitivity to cold, menstruation may stop, malnutrition, death
BulimiaBinge eating followed by a purge
Health problems associated with bulimiaSwollen salivary glands, broken blood vessels around the eyes, discolored teeth, bad breath, irritated esophagus, stomach problems, heart problems, death
SuicideTaking of ones own life
DepressionExtreme feeling of sadness, hopelessness and helplessness
Anxiety DisorderDisorder in which intense anxiety or fear keeps a person from functioning normally
Examples of anxiety disorderPhobias, OCD, some stress disorders
Examples of mood disordersDepression, bipolar disorder
Support systemNetwork of people in your life available to help you when you need them.
Reasons for eating disordersDistorted body image, poor self-concept, media messages, lack of positive role models, control issues, emotional distress
Warning Signs of suicidetalking about death or ways to die, withdrawel from family and friends, tiredness,low energy, loss of interest in hobbies, sports or school, taking greater risks or drug use, giving away prized possessions, history of suicide attempts
Self-InjuryCausing deliberate, intentional, repetitive harm to oneself
Ways to help people with mental health problemsListen, give them support but do not make judgements, get them help from a parent or guidance counselor or school nurse, if they are suicidal tell someone, do not keep it a secret


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