What Is Mental Health? We often hear the term "mental health" used in reference to conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia. But really, "mental health" refers to our overall emotional, psychological and social well-being, both in and outside the context of named conditions, according to MentalHealth.gov, a resource curated by the U.S. government. Our mental health impacts how we think, feel and behave; it shapes how we perceive the world, make decisions and handle stress when it comes our way. Experts told Live Science a few ways that everyone can check in with their mental health on a daily basis.
Spel-och undervisningsfilm ( bild lånad från Unesco.org ) 23 april hyllar vi böcker, författare och upphovsrätt! Temadagen ” Världsboksdagen” instiftades av Unesco 1995 med målet att uppmuntra författare, kämpa mot analfabetism och bidra till ökad förståelse, tolerans och kunskap om andra människors situationer och detta vill vi givetvis uppmärksamma med filmatiseringar av litteratur! Varför inte passa på att ha en läslektion med eleverna och samtidigt bjuda på lite film? Techie Teens: Developing Identity and Literacy through Life Storytelling Techie Teens: Developing Identity and Literacy through Life Storytelling By Jennifer Beck As word processing software increasingly replaced pencil and paper essays, students and teachers everywhere worked to incorporate new skills into their respective toolkits.
Breaking the mental health taboo: 'Please talk about it' There's a frequently quoted statistic that one in four of us will suffer a mental health problem at some point during our life. But what does it mean to be that person, especially in the workplace? Early last year, Sam Brown, a partner in the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills suffered what she calls a "professional breakdown". It started with her becoming very tired and stressed and despite her efforts to overcome those feelings, she says they just got worse. "It came to the point where I couldn't really concentrate. I couldn't sleep properly and I started to be fearful about my work, that it wasn't going to finish, there was too much and I couldn't get a grip on it," she explains.
Film School Shorts Hit that SUBSCRIBE button! summer camp horror-comedy about a young teen, his crush on a mischievous girl, and how the pursuit of a kiss awakens a lake monster. A short film by Andrew Ellmaker. Domestic Violence and Abuse Are you or someone you care about in an abusive relationship? Learn to recognize the signs of domestic abuse and get help. What is domestic violence and abuse? When people think of domestic abuse, they often focus on domestic violence. But domestic abuse includes any attempt by one person in an intimate relationship or marriage to dominate and control the other. Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you.
What is depression and why is it rising? What is depression? Depressed people don’t all shuffle around with a long face, or cry at any provocation. MentalHealth.gov, a US government website, defines it as “losing interest in important parts of life”. Symptoms include eating or sleeping too much or too little; pulling away from people and usual activities; having low or no energy; feeling numb or like nothing matters; feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried or scared; and thinking of harming yourself or others. A visceral description is quoted by the UK campaign group Mind: “It starts as sadness, then I feel myself shutting down, becoming less capable of coping. Eventually, I just feel numb and empty.”
6 Facts Parents Should Know about Mental Illness in Teens – Penn Medicine It’s normal for teenagers to be moody at times. But when are an adolescent’s mood swings a sign of something more—like mental illness? Mental illness is more common in teens than you think. But many types of mental illness are treatable, and it’s just a matter of pinpointing the diagnosis. Here are 6 facts about mental illness in teens that parents should be aware of. Physicians define “mental illness” differently than most of us do Pupil repeatedly sent home from school over afro hair wins £8,500 payout A pupil has won a payout of £8,500 after she was repeatedly sent home from school because she had afro hair, which teachers told her was against the uniform policy and could block other pupils from seeing the whiteboard. Ruby Williams was sent home while trying to study for her GCSEs and, in her Year 11 yearbook, a photo of her from Year 7, in which she had straight hair, was used. She was awarded an out-of-court settlement after her family launched legal action against Urswick school in Hackney, east London, with the backing of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), claiming that she had been discriminated against on the basis of race. Download the new Independent Premium app
Yes, children are in distress. But don't blame it all on Instagram Nothing turns a parent’s heart inside out like the unhappiness of a child, and your own helplessness in the face of it. When they were tiny, it was all so much easier. Toddlers can turn from sunny to inconsolable in a second, but are equally miraculously restored by a nap or a box of raisins.
Trump Administration's Attempt to Deny Transgender Rights This story has been republished on October 22, 2018 in light of the Trump administration's attempt to limit the concept of gender to female and male, excluding those who feel this is an inadequate way to describe their gender identity. This story appears in the January 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. She has always felt more boyish than girlish. From an early age, E, as she prefers to be called for this story, hated wearing dresses, liked basketball, skateboarding, video games. 2.1.4 Language and Culture — Moniviestin The influence and power of language is meaningful to cultural and ethnic group members. In each speech community -- ethnic, racial, cultural or gender-related -- language use is of vital importance. Each speech community has its norms, forms and codes for communication. The interactions of a group of people vary in many respects: in frequency and value of speaking, interpretation of speaking performances, and shared language forms. The speech community maintains the norms and rules of communication, but it may gradually change them. On the other hand, in every speech community there is a degree of individual deviation from the norms.
2.1.3 Social and Cultural Identities — Moniviestin Gender identities Our gender identity is influenced by the way we are treated by our parents, other relatives, neighbours and friends. Boys and girls are dressed in different colours and they are introduced to different types of toys.