Introduction: Mental health is a person’s conditions which can relate to their emotional, social and physical well-being, stated by Beyond Blue (2016). The aim of our session presented was to teach younger students about problem solving skills, self- growth and self- awareness relating to mental health. The dictionary thesaurus (2017), stated that Self-growth can be described as the growth of a person feelings, which can include the development of positive life skills and having a realistic and healthy self- esteem. Whereas self- awareness is the conscious knowledge of ones characters and feelings. Therefore, mental health can be prevented through completing simple activities that will help student’s improve their sense of self and well-being. …show more content…
Our activities presented included a post card activity that was aimed at getting the students to write down words to describe how they are feeling as well as a sentence about how they want to be in the future either emotionally, socially or career wise. Our other activity involved the students writing with chalk some problems that they are facing right now, this may have included sporting or family issues. We then gave the students a cup of water and asked them how they can overcome the issue they have written down. The students then washed away the problem with the water. I believe that this made the students feel fulfilled and happy after completing the activities, because they were able to talk and write down words or feelings that they might not usually feel they are able to talk about. Both activities were aimed at getting students to talk about problems, solve them, and develop their self- growth and self- awareness. Therefore, the students were able to develop and understand the bases of mental health in young people today, through completing hands on …show more content…
I feel that this is necessary when explaining the activities, because it would then relate back to the session plan that was meant to be followed. If this was to be accomplished next time the activities are completed, then I believe the session would flow better and be improved upon. Other than that our collaborative teamwork skills were maintained throughout the entire session. Therefore the students not only enjoyed the activities but learnt something new about self-growth and self- awareness and their own mental health
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The bio-psycho-social-spiritual model is very important in the world of Psychopathology. Psychopathology refers to a dysfunction in the mind of an individual (Abercrombie, 2013). The bio-psycho-social-spiritual model covers all the different areas that could factor into a mental disorder. The causes can be any combination of biological, psychological, social, or spiritual factors. The mind is a very complex thing that we, as humans, cannot even begin to comprehend. Often in class, we find ourselves talking about the “fine line”. This line is referring to the very small difference between what society considers “normal” and “not normal”. One quote I like that shows why it is hard to figure out the difference says, “The concept of physical illness
Mental health is defined as ‘not being present when psychological distress or maladaptive behavior is appropriate given a child’s age’ by The Health Advisory Service Report (HAS Report, 1995, Cited in Dogra, Parkin, Gale and Frake, 2008). This definition offers a fundamental basis to consider the source of a child’s mental health. In addition, The World Health Organisation (WHO) (2001, Cited in Dogra et al.) mentioned that mental health is a key component of health through which individuals are able recognise their own abilities. Mental disorders can affect mental health in numerous ways and are able to prevent or even reduce the likelihood of accomplishing any goals such as coping with the stresses of life.
Brian, a 34-year-old mechanic, was brought to the Psychiatric emergency services by his wife and has been diagnosed with psychosis. The key concern of Brian’s altered mental health will be identified and discussed. Also, this case study will identify and discuss interventions to address his inability to trust. Some potential impacts to him and his family will be discussed including the consideration of stigma and discrimination. Lastly, the relevant legal and ethical issues to this case study are discussed.
Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the U.S. that affects, men, women, teens and even the elderly. Most of the time depression goes unrecognized or even untreated. It may be normal for people to experience feelings of sadness or anger for short periods of time. Usually this may last a few days due to temporary circumstances that may happen in an individual’s life, but if these feelings occur for an extended period of time, it may be a sign of major depression. Bipolar disorder may be confused with major depression. An individual having recurring depression and mania for an extended period differentiates bipolar disorder. As a healthcare professional, it is important to educate individuals and their families who have a mental health illness so that they can pay attention to important cues so that they can be addressed properly. This case study refers to a female patient diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM-V) is a publication/diagnostic tool, used by healthcare professionals to diagnose mental disorders (Psychiatry Online, n.d) Bipolar disorder may be confused with major depression. Bipolar disorder is differentiated by an individual having reoccurring depression and mania for an extended period of time. These episodic mood shifts can lead to excessively elevated or irritable mood. Many believe that this disorder can lightly stem from a combination of genetic and non-genetic factors (WebMD, 2014). According to statistics, the average onset for bipolar disorder is in the mid-to late 20s, but over the years the average age has been decreasing. The prevalence of bipolar is approximately 2.6% in the population at large with 82.9% of these cases cl...
A hospital was encouraged strongly by a husband that his wife mental status warren assessment. Therefore, the woman was hospitalized voluntarily for depression. The husband provided information to the hospital on the women’s current state because the woman has failed to display coherent behavior and effectively communicate with personnel at the time of admission.
In addition, Mr Young was deemed lacking capacity because he scored low with a mini mental state examination (MMSE), his score could have been associated to a UTI or some cognitive impairment, bearing in mind; he’d been diagnosed with dementia. Within the hospital setting this is an ongoing daily challenge across the field and often medical professionals find this challenging. MMSE is primarily based on requiring clients to answer various questions, this does not focus on a specific decision to be made (Dawson & Heath, 2008; Mental Health Foundation, 2012). However, the MMSE could still be useful as part of MCA, ensuring that the client is aware of whom they are, date of birth, time, address, month, year as well as ability to retain information (Mental Health Foundation, 2012).
Mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises 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.” (World Health Organisation, 2014). It is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and many others.
Mental health is created by our interactions with people and events in the world around us. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community” (WHO, 2001).
People in today’s society are constantly being told about the importance of their physical health. They’re always being reminded to eat their greens, to sleep for 7-8 hours a night, and to exercise for at least one hour every day. Though physical health is a topic of great importance, mental health should not be buried beneath. Today’s health epidemic no longer revolves around only physical health, but also mental health. Perhaps, though, if we take the time to understand what mental well-being is, we will be able to cure this epidemic. Mental well-being is understanding and coping with life’s ups and downs, having an emotional balance, and learning to accept who you are.
CW asked Ms. Dutzer to elaborate on the situation that prompted her call to CCYS on 10/14. Ms. Dutzer reports that her CCIS eligibility was cut off due to not providing proof of income. This resulted in Layla being removed from her current daycare at the Warwick School in Exton. In the mean Layla was staying with her Paternal Grandmother, Terri Zydinsky, whom offered to assist with taking Layla to her previous daycare in Parkesburg. Ms. Dutzer felt that it was easier to Terri transport Layla back and forth if Layla was residing with her temporarily. Ms. Dutzer needed to bring Layla into the EARN office to receive her cash assistance and to correct her CCIS issue, therefore asking Terri to return Layla to her. Ms. Dutzer reports that this was not the first time Terri has tried to “keep” Layla from her and Terri was resistant to returning Layla, due to Layla’s new paramour, whom Terri was not fond of. Ms. Dutzer was able to go and pick Layla up the following week and start her back in school fulltime.
After completing this written assignment I have validated my understanding about the importance of reflecting on own practice to promote positive outcomes for each child. Having a written reflection on the lesson plans lets me know what went well during the lesson, what I would do different the next time I teach this lesson. How would I engage the students more in the activity and was the lesson developmentally appropriate for this age
Mental status is defined as, a person’s emotional (feeling) and cognitive (knowing) function. Optimal functioning aims towards simultaneous life satisfaction in work, in relationships, and within self. Mental health is defined as, a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his/her own potential, can cope with stress of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make contributions to his/her community (Jarvis C., 2016, pp. 67). Within the adolescent community assessing mental health can be quite a difficult task if the approach of the assessor is ineffective. Proper motivational interviewing techniques should be carried out to obtain the information needed to help the adolescent. Negative techniques within an interview will only allow the adolescent to shut down and keep their feelings to themselves which can lead to self-harm or destruction.
In the case of a mentally ill person violating the law, a professional evaluation of his or her mental health status during the time of the crime should be conducted. This acute evaluation is essential in determining if this person was in their right mind and able to make rational decisions in relation to the crime. Issues such as if this person aware of their mental illness at the time of the incident, what the severity of their disorder is, and whether or not the illness is being properly treated should be key factors in the investigation. In cases such as dissociative identity disorder, subjects often experiences episodes of amnesia. “The separate personalities – referred to as alters (for alternate personality) – may or may not be known
Mental Health has a big role in one’s overall health. Mental health not only affects the mind but also the body. The mind and the body work as one. When many stresses in life impact a person, they can either choose to deal with it positively or negatively. Dealing with stress negatively would to choose to depend on drugs and alcohol to make the stress go away. However using drugs and alcohol only create an illusion of relief. It does not improve mental health but instead cumulate negativity in the mind. Dealing with stress positively would be to incorporate physical activity. Physical activity is a great way to improve the body physically and mentally. Physical activity has many benefits to all age groups. For adolescents and children, it can improve emotionally distress, body image and increase self-esteem (G. Kalra, 2012). Self-identification is one of the major obstacles for adolescents (S. McLeod, 2008). Adolescents are very much influenced by their peer and society. Yoga can help improve this because it improves spirituality; being one with yourself, which helps them prioritize their life and see the importance of themselves (G. Kalra,