Mental Health "Daily stress can leave your healTh a mEss"

Fake and Real

Myths & Facts

1. Mental health issues don't affect me

Fact: Mental health problems are actually very common. In 2014 about One in five American adults experienced a mental health issues

2. Children don't experience mental health problems.

Fact: Even very young children may show early warning signs of mental health concerns. These mental health problems are often clinically diagnosable, and can be a product of the interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors.

3. People with mental health problems are violent and unpredictable

Fact: The vast majority of people with mental health problems are no more likely to be violent than anyone else.

4. Myth: People with mental health needs, even those who are managing their mental illness, cannot tolerate the stress of holding down a job

Facts: People with mental health problems are just as productive as other employees.

5. Myth: Personality weakness or character flaws cause mental health problems. People with mental health problems can snap out of it if they try hard enough

Fact: Mental health problems have nothing to do with being lazy or weak and many people need help to get better.

Self-Distructive

Signs of Self-Destructive Behavior

is a widely used phrase that conceptualizes certain kinds of destructive acts as belonging to the self.

Over-eating

When someone eats more than they are supposed too.

Self-harm

Nonsuicidal self-injury, often simply called self-injury, is the act of deliberately harming the surface of your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It's typically not meant as a suicide attempt.

Housing self-defeating mindsets

Serving to frustrate, thwart, etc., one's own intention or interests.

Failing to take action

Synonym: to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert.

Under-eating

A negative energy imbalance that results when energy intake is less than energy that is expended.

How to improve your mental health?

Value yourself

Take care of your body

Avoid alcohol and other drugs

Quiet your mind

Lukas Willis

2/26/17

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