How would you feel when the whole world is crumbling down before you and the people whom you consider to show concern for you seem to be avoiding you or drifting away because of the unusual behavior you may have been exhibiting?
The feeling of depression becomes more intense and you will just continue to spiral down until you resort to drugs or suicide in order to put a stop to the unresolved feeling.
Sometimes, we look at people suffering from mental illness with disdain. We tend to be scared, as if the illness can contaminate us. We isolate, reject, or even ridicule a person with mental illness. Has it crossed your mind about how you would like to be treated if it happened to you?
Mental health issues can be caused by a lot of factors such biochemical imbalances in the brain, nutrient deficiencies, as well as toxins.
In mental health, it can also be genetics, inability to cope, poor social skills, or a reaction to a negative experience. The anxiety and depression being felt are signs of deeper psychological issues.
Psychiatrist Stanislav Grof used the term “Spiritual emergency” in describing the state of mental illness while psychiatrist Peter Breggin coined the term “psychospiritual overwhelm”. Both phrases take the mystery out of the diagnosis by describing a process. It connotes an experience, not a stigmatized label that can last a lifetime.
In mental health, if psychosis is not a life-long condition but a temporary response similar to a runny nose when we have a cold, then there is something we can do to empower those people who are undergoing mental distress.
If we can learn to read the warning signs of an impending cold, then we can learn to interpret the deeper cause and meaning of psychological overwhelm. By taking time to explore our feelings instead of reacting to them, we can definitely make some headway.
In mental health, there is nothing to be afraid of emotions. Feelings shouldn't be denied. There's a reason why such feelings or emotions exist. By deciphering them early on we have the chance to negate their snowballing effect.
The body and the mind will always try to find balance or regain equilibrium no matter how filled with emotion a person is. But often we need prodding to grapple with uncomfortable feelings, to get to their root. Deep emotion is not something we understand well in this society. It is reserved for poets and artists.
When we are feeling down, or we had a bad day, creative approaches, such as music, art, visualization or tracking can help channel emotion and the senses into a realm we can easily understand. Not only do they take the pressure off of a potentially explosive and disempowering personal experience, but they can also be used to discover our own uniqueness. They enable us to know ourselves in ways we never thought possible and ultimately, to make us stronger in what is often an alienating and stress-inducing world.
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1) How Can I Help Someone I am Concerned About?
Are you currently concerned about the mental health of a friend, family member or co-worker? The information provided within the app (from the international mental health first aid guidelines) provides some basic guidance on what to do for those concerned and wanting to offer help.
2) The MHFA Action Plan
A handy resource in your pocket you can use when wanting to offer help to someone reminding you of the key aspects of the MHFA Action Plan 'ALGEE.'
3) How Much Do You Know?
Test your mental health knowledge with this quick six question quiz, which provides feedback on your answers.
4) Why Do MHFA?
MHFA courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. MHFA courses can provide members of the community with:
- Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
- Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems;
- Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available;
- Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem;
- Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.
4) MHFA Around the World
We encourage you to contact your local MHFA program. MHFA is now in 23 countries around the world and growing. Current international programs are listed within the app.
Solving simple math tasks mentally everyday will save your brains healthy and fresh!
In fact, more than 2 000 000 people use this system everyday.
In this app:
You can customize:
- training time
- tasks difficulty
- arithmetic operations (addition, difference, division, multiplication)
- everyday notification
And watch your analytics (common or for every session separately):
- All solved tasks amount
- Correct/incorrect solved tasks percent
- Your speed (tasks pre minute)
- Total sessions amount
- Total time in counting
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The Goals of which are to:
1.Formalize means for ongoing collaboration and sharing of information and resources with community partners.
2.Administration, faculty and staff training to increase awareness of mental health issues and campus and community resources available to students.
3.Develop campus peer to peer support opportunities.
4.Establish a stigma reduction program focusing on stress, anxiety, depression and suicidality.
5.Create a multilevel system and culture of suicide prevention.
6.Expand best practices and programming for target populations such as student veterans, students with invisible disabilities, and underrepresented minority students.
Psychological Services at Fresno City College is committed to enhancing and supporting the intellectual and personal growth of our students. We strive to help students increase their awareness, knowledge, and resources to successfully overcome barriers to academic achievement and to obtain positive Mental Health and Wellness. We work in collaboration to meet the challenge of behavioral change, identity development, and the maintaining of meaningful relationships. We hold true to principals of multicultural competence and non-discriminatory practices.