Week 9: Mental Health


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What Is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genetic makeup or brain chemistry

  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse

  • Family history of mental health problems 

It’s incredibly common! 1 in 5 Americans and 12% of Bostonians experience a mental illness while prevalence varies slightly among racial/ethnic groups.

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This week, we hope you can watch this quick video demonstrating common warning signs for both adults and adolescents that may be suffering from mental illness or a mental health crisis:

 
 

A number of you expressed interest in learning how to talk to patients about sensitive subjects. Here are some phrases to use when talking to patients during difficult times: Speaking with Patients


MORE INFORMATION:

  • To read common questions about anxiety and how to answer them: Click Here!

  • To read common questions about depression and how to answer them: Click Here!

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Multicultural Fact Sheet: Click Here!

  • Boston Public Health Commission Mental Health 2016-2017: Click Here!

  • Department of Mental Health Resource Guide: Click Here!


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This is a mandatory quiz to be completed upon reviewing this week’s materials.

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