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Title: Your Mental and Emotional Health


1
Your Mental and Emotional Health
Do you think you have a positive outlook? Do you
look forward to facing lifes challenges?
2
Your Mental and Emotional Health
Someone who is mentally and emotionally healthy
can
  • Usually handle a wide variety of feelings and
    situations.
  • Make wise choices that demonstrate both strong
    values and responsible behavior.

3
Lesson Objectives
In this lesson, youll learn to
  • Identify the characteristics of good mental and
    emotional health.
  • Explain the importance of meeting needs in
    healthful ways.
  • Analyze the importance and benefits of abstinence
    as it relates to emotional health.
  • Analyze the relationship between mental health
    promotion and disease prevention.

4
The Characteristics of Good Mental/Emotional
Health
  • Good Mental/Emotional Health Attributes

People with good mental/emotional health
demonstrate the following characteristics
  • Positive self-esteem
  • Sense of belonging
  • Sense of purpose
  • Positive outlook
  • Autonomy

5
A Pyramid of Needs
  • Maslows Hierarchy of Needs

Abraham Maslow organized human needs in the form
of a pyramid called the hierarchy of needs.
6
A Pyramid of Needs
  • Physical Needs

Survival needs such as food, water, sleep, and
shelter rest at the bottom of the pyramid.
  • There are many people for whom food, clean water,
    and shelter are not easily obtained.
  • Social issues like homelessness can be related to
    health and physical needs.

7
A Pyramid of Needs
  • Need for Safety

Safety needs are not just about safeguarding
yourself against physical harm, they can also be
psychological in nature.
  • Psychological needs for safety
  • include
  • Safety of familiar places
  • Safety of familiar people

8
A Pyramid of Needs
Need to Be Loved and to Belong
We need to interact with other people and to know
that we are valued members of a group that
enhances our physical, mental, and social health.
  • Feeling a sense of belonging can
  • Increase your confidence.
  • Strengthen your mental/
  • emotional health.

9
A Pyramid of Needs
Need to Be Valued and Recognized
People need to be appreciated and to be
personally valued by family, friends, and peers.
  • One way you might meet this need is by
    participating in productive activities.
  • By being able to do something well, you gain
    respect and a feeling of self-worth.

10
A Pyramid of Needs
Need to Reach Your Potential
Self-actualization is a lifelong process, and
part of the process is learning the
self-discipline you need to reach your goals.
  • It involves
  • Having goals that motivate and inspire you.
  • Having the courage to make changes in your life
    in order to meet your goals and grow as a person.

11
Meeting Your Needs
How Should You Meet Your Needs?
  • The ways you choose to meet your needs affect
    your mental/emotional health.
  • Sometimes people choose risky ways to fulfill
    their needsfor example, by engaging in sexual
    activity or by joining a gang.
  • Practicing abstinence and finding healthful ways
    to meet emotional needs are strategies to avoid
    these risk behaviors.

12
Understanding Your Personality
  • Influences on Your Personality
  • Your personality
  • Is an important factor in how you choose to meet
    your needs.
  • Includes your emotional makeup, attitudes,
    thoughts, and behaviors.
  • Is influenced by heredity and environment.

13
Understanding Your Personality
Personality and Heredity
  • Heredity plays a role in determining your
  • Basic intellectual abilities and temperament, or
    emotional tendencies.
  • Behaviors such as risk-taking.
  • Talents such as athletic or artistic abilities.

14
Understanding Your Personality
Personality and Environment
Among the people in your environment are some who
serve as role models for your behavior.
  • Most people naturally engage in modeling.
  • The values you learn from the person you model
    yourself after help shape the person you become
    and the way you live your life.

15
Understanding Your Personality
  • Personality and Behavior

Different factors affect your levels of physical
and mental/emotional health.
16
Promoting Mental/Emotional Health
  • Why Should You Promote Good Mental/Emotional
    Health?
  • Being mentally and emotionally healthy can
  • Promote your physical health.
  • Help prevent some diseases.
  • Strengthen all three sides of your health
    triangle.

17
Quick Review
Choose the appropriate option.
Q. The act of observing and learning from the
behavior of others is known as _____.
  • modeling
  • 2. self-actualization
  • 3. suppression
  • 4. health literacy

18
Quick Review - Answer
A. The act of observing and learning from the
behavior of others is known as modeling.
Click Next to attempt another question.
19
Quick Review
Provide a short answer to the question given
below.
Q. List the needs in Maslows hierarchy of needs.
Click Next to view the answer.
20
Quick Review - Answer
  • A. Maslows hierarchy of needs lists human needs
    as
  • Physical needs
  • Need for safety
  • Need to be loved and to belong
  • Need to be valued and recognized
  • Need to reach your potential

Click Next to attempt another question.
21
Quick Review
Provide a short answer to the question given
below.
Q. Identify the characteristics of a mentally and
emotionally healthy person.
Click Next to view the answer.
22
Quick Review - Answer
  • A. The characteristics of a mentally and
    emotionally healthy person are
  • Positive self-esteem
  • Sense of belonging
  • Sense of purpose
  • Positive outlook
  • Autonomy

Click Next to attempt another question.
23
Quick Review
Provide a suitable explanation.
Explain how homelessness is a health-related
social issue.
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