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Title: Mental Illness and Youth Exchange: Four Cornerstones of Mental Illness Affecting an Exchange


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Mental Illness and Youth ExchangeFour
Cornerstones of Mental Illness Affecting an
Exchange
  • Sieglinde Warren, LCDC III
  • and
  • Terri Nicole Sawyer, CSW

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The 4 Cornerstones
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The Cornerstones
  • In this workshop, we will examine FOUR
    cornerstones of mental illness found in Rotary
    Youth Exchange Students.

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Why Attend this Workshop?
  • Lets look!

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You will receive an overview of four mental
health problems with which youth                  
                                    struggle
while on exchange Anxiety, Depression, Eating
Disorders and Substance Abuse. This interactive
session will describe the mental health issues
and help you identify signs and symptoms and
develop an action plan.
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Lets Start By Picking Work Teams
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Depression

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What is Depression in Teens?
  • Signs and symptoms of depression in teens
  • Sadness or hopelessness, Irritability, anger, or
    hostility
  • Tearfulness or frequent crying, Withdrawal from
    friends and family
  • Loss of interest in activities, Feelings of
    worthlessness and guilt
  • Changes in eating and sleeping habits,
    Restlessness and agitation
  • Lack of enthusiasm and motivation, Fatigue or
    lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, Thoughts of death or
    suicide
  • If youre unsure if an adolescent in your life is
    depressed or just being a teenager, consider
    how long the symptoms have been present, how
    severe they are, and how different the teen is
    acting from his or her usual self. While some
    growing pains are to be expected as teenagers
    grapple with the challenges of growing up,
    dramatic, long-lasting changes in personality,
    mood, or behavior are red flags of a deeper
    problem.

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If our youth could put how they are feeling in
words we could understand.
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Clinical VignetteChloe is an 18 year old girl
living in her second host family. For the last
four weeks, she has been feeling unusually sad.
She has always loved playing lacrosse, but
doesnt seem to care about it anymore and lately
has been trying to avoid training sessions. She
has lost quite a bit of weight because she is not
eating properly. She seems to be finding it
difficult to concentrate and make normal day to
day decisions. This is having a negative effect
on her training and school work. She also seems
to be very tired and run down. Friends, teachers
and her coach are all concerned about her.
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Special Guest - Ted
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Group Work
  • Break up into your groups
  • Read the Mental Health Treatment Plan Steps to
    Think About Before Creating your Plan
  • Use a Mental Health Treatment Plan to work out a
    pathway to help this student receive the help
    they need.
  • Be ready to present your plan in 15-20 minutes

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Time to Work
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Volunteer Group to Present
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Anxiety

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What are the signs of Anxiety?
  • What Are the Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder?
  • Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
  • Problems sleeping, Muscle Tension
  • Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
  • Shortness of breath, dry mouth
  • Heart Palpitations
  • An inability to be still and calm
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Nausea, Dizziness

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If our youth could put how they are feeling in
words we could understand

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Clinical Vignette
  • A 17 year old exchange student has always felt
    "shy" and avoids answering questions in her
    literature class. Last Monday, she stayed home
    although she had to give a speech in class,
    because she did not want to "make a fool out of
    herself" in front of her classmates. She has the
    English skills and speaks without mistakes.

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Group Work
  • Break up into your groups
  • Read the Mental Health Treatment Plan Steps to
    Think About Before Creating your Plan
  • Use a Mental Health Treatment Plan to work out a
    pathway to help this student receive the help
    they need.
  • Be ready to present your plan in 10-15 minutes

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Time to Work
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Volunteer Group to Present
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Eating Disorders

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Anorexia vs. Bulima

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Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

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Clinical Vignette
  • A 16 year-old female is under pressure at school.
    She has SATs this year and has a number of other
    big exams that, in total, will have a huge impact
    on where she will be accepted to college next
    year. She has a history of "obsessing" over
    schoolwork. She is an "overachiever",
    participating in many different extra- curricular
    activities, i.e. seasonal sports teams, clubs and
    the school play. On top of this, she has social
    pressures as she is in the popular social circle
    at school and it takes a lot of effort to
    maintain that status.??She is about 5'3" and has
    gained about 30 pounds over the past year. She is
    overweight in appearance. When asked, she reports
    that she tends to eat when she is nervous,
    particularly at night when she is by herself and
    thinking about all of her responsibilities and
    worries about the future. The amount of food she
    eats at these times is more than she eats all
    day. After each time she eats, she quietly goes
    into the bathroom and vomits.

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Group Work
  • Break up into your groups
  • Read the Mental Health Treatment Plan Steps to
    Think About Before Creating your Plan
  • Use a Mental Health Treatment Plan to work out a
    pathway to help this student receive the help
    they need.
  • Be ready to present your plan in 10-15 minutes

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Time to Work
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Volunteer Group to Present
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Substance Abuse

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References
  • Depression Section
  • http//www.cnsspectrums.com/UserDocs/ArticleImages
    /fred_jefferson_table1.gif
  • http//www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/facts_f
    or_families/04_the_depressed_child.pdf
  • Bonus info on Depression
  • https//www.youtube.com/watch?vIQr1G1OOEEQ

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References
  • Anxiety Disorder Section
  • http//www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Glos
    sary_of_Symptoms_and_Illnesses/Anxiety.aspx
  • https//www.youtube.com/watch?vRfrueeBmfXo

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References
  • Eating Disorder Session
  • http//www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/facts_f
    or_families/02_teenagers_with_eating_disorders.pdf
  • http//www.anred.com/warn.html
  • https//www.youtube.com/watch?vZbxZmOHbktg

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Contact Information
  • Terri Nicole Sawyer, CSW
  • terrinicole_at_msn.com
  • 1-801-319-3714
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