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Which is not considered a mental health disorder: Anxiety, Anger, Depression, or Eating Disorders?



Mental illness can be classified as a mental disability.

False. Mental health has nothing to do with cognitive abilities.


This term refers to a negative and often unfair social attitude attached to a person or group, often placing shame on them for a perceived deficiency or difference.

What is stigma?


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 healthy choices.


What is resilience?

Resilience is the ability to adapt to difficult situations and bounce back.


What race has a higher rate of mental health challenges?

None! There is no evidence to suggest that a certain race or cultural group is more susceptible to having mental health challenges.


Mental health is viewed differently in every culture.



How does stigma impact individuals dealing with mental health conditions?

It can lead to discrimination, social isolation, and a reluctance to seek help, exacerbating the challenges individuals face in managing their mental health.


Why is mental health important for students?

Stronger mental health for students means they can learn better, realize the full potential of their abilities. Students with good mental health can build relationships more effectively, make decisions, and work together. These positive effects support the individual student and their larger community as they enter adulthood.


How can you help end stigma against mental health issues?

Speak up about stigma to friends, family and colleagues -Be aware of your own attitudes and judgments -Support organizations that fight stigma.


What stigma occurs when laws, policies, and practices result in the unfair treatment of people with lived and [living] experience.

Structural stigma


Mental health is incurable.

False. People with diagnosed mental illnesses can see improvements with different treatments (medication, therapy, etc.).


People with mental health problems internalized and believe negative stereotypes, resulting in low self-esteem and feelings of shame.

What is self-stigma?


What is a mental health spectrum?

Imagine a spectrum running from mental wellness to mental suffering. Everyone falls somewhere on the spectrum, and where we fall can change over time, depending on many factors.


Name three ways to maintain your mental health?

•Connectedness – Try and find some time during your week to connect with friends, colleagues or family members.

•Values – Engage in activities that provide you with a sense of value and that you are important to you

•Achievement – engage in activities that provide you with both a sense of pleasure and achievement.

•Self-care – Find activities that you can schedule into your week that provide you with a sense of self-care.

•Talk – Talk openly to close friends or family about how you are feeling and what you might be thinking.

•Staying present – Use some mindfulness exercises to try and connect you to the present moment.

•Coping skills – Be proactive with your mental health. Learn, practice and refine some new skills that can help you cope with pressure or stress.

•Relaxation – Schedule time into your week where you can switch off and relax your mind and body.

•Physical activity – Where possible try to stay active. Exercise is a great tool for boosting mood and reducing anxiety.


What are the various factors that can contribute to the development of poor mental health?

genetics, upbringing, traumatic life events, and specific lifestyle choices 


Medication is a more effective treatment than therapy.

False. Treatment for health problems depends on the individual. 


People with mental illness are dangerous, incompetent, to blame for their disorder, unpredictable is what type of stigma

What is Public Stigma?


Who has mental health?

We all have mental health, like we all have physical health. And we all have mental health, too!


Practicing --------- can help regulate thoughts and feelings, prevent mental illnesses, and improve overall well-being for a happier and more fulfilling life.

 Good mental health hygiene


What enables people to shift back along the mental health continuum towards good mental health?



Mental Health is a single, rare disorder.

False. There are many mental disorders that have their own features and underlying causes. Mental illnesses do not present themselves the same in different individuals. 


Youth often experience ______ after diagnosis of a mental health disorder

What is rejection?


Negative stereotypes of people with mental health problems are perpetuated by society, resulting in discrimination. 

What is social stigma?


Name the three C's that resilience is made up of?

competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control

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