Mental Health Symptoms
Coping Skills
Mental Health Professions and Stats
Positive Mental Health

This is a mental and physical reaction to perceived threats. In small doses it can be helpful. It can protect  us from danger, and focus our attention on problems. However, when it is too severe, or occurs too frequently, it can be debilitating 



Make an appointment with this person to talk about what you're thinking or how you're feeling or find another trusted adult to share your thoughts and emotions with.

School counselor, counselor, or therapist


________ is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 in the US.



90% of people who attempt/complete suicide have experienced symptoms of mental health issues.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



True or False: medication is the only treatment method that works for mental health problems. 

False: Medication can be helpful, but therapy and counseling are also effective forms of overcoming mental illness. 


This male actor of Titanic fame struggles with OCD.

Who is Leonardo DiCaprio?

This is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way  you think and how you act. Common symptoms include: loss of interest in enjoyable activities, change in appetite, sleep disturbances, loss of energy, thoughts of death and suicide



People suffering from depression tend to _________, so it is important to connect with friends and family to increase _________.

Isolate, socialization 


After obtaining a degree in medicine, this professional will evaluate a patient’s mental condition along with their physical condition. In most states, they are allowed to prescribe medication.

What is a Psychiatrist


What are two things that can promote positive mental health?

Exercise, mindfulness, positive friendships, talking about your problems, having an outlet for anger and frustration, getting enough sleep, eating healthy...??


This Olympian was diagnosed with ADHD at age 9 which made it hard for him to concentrate in school

Michael Phelps


These symptoms are brief but overwhelming. The intensity of this symptom can go beyond normal limits. Common experiences include: fear that they are having a heart attack, breathing difficulties, sweating or they are dying

Panic attacks


Negative thinking is a defining feature of depression. Positive experiences are minimized, while negative ones are magnified. Expressing three good things from your day is a coping strategy known as ________



These professionals typically obtain a Ph.D. and aid people with cognitive, emotional, and social needs. They observe, interpret, and record how people relate to one another and their environments.

What is a Psychologist


How can stress help you?

Some stress can be motivating and is a natural reaction your body has to certain events. It can sometimes give us an "extra push". When stress becomes too much to handle, that might be an indication to start making some positive mental health changes


This classical composer was diagnosed with a serious case of Bipolar disorder - which is characterized by periods of extreme highs and extreme lows.  



This is one of the tools your body uses to protect you from danger. When you feel threatened, this automatic response is triggered and several physiological changes occur 

Fight, flight, or freeze response

"Downstairs brain/reptilian brain"


The practice of putting thoughts and feelings into words on paper or voice recording allowing the person to think through challenges and express self.  It can even be turned into poetry or songs.

What is journaling?

Different from "venting", this is not usually on social media and is usually shared with only a very select few.


__________ is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

What is depression


Name 3 things you can do to help a friend who thinks they may have a mental health problem.

Listen to them, spend time with them, encourage them to seek help, help them make appointments/go with them. If it is serious then tell someone else


This solo female superstar, who rose to fame being part of an all female group, following struggled with depression

(hint: Michelle, Kelly and...)



This disorder is a combination of a manic phase (sudden onset of exhilaration and excessive good mood), and a depressive phase (feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and sadness)



This is a simple and very common technique that is excellent for managing emotions. Not only is it effective, but is also discreet and easy to use at any time and any place. 

Deep Breathing


Providing therapy sessions to clients, this person has a masters degree and is the most common type of mental health professional.

What is a LPC, LCSW, MFT, clinician or Therapist?


What is the Colorado suicide phone or text number?


TXT: 38255 


This 16th president of the United States suffered from depression and anxiety attacks

Abraham Lincoln

This disorder is categorized by positive and negative symptoms



Why are changes stressful?

Changes require us to ______ and _______

adjust and adapt... experiencing too many changes within a brief period of time often creates the idea that we aren't in control of events


The vast majority of people who use this legal plant use it as often as 10-20 times a day, despite knowing it is the number one killer of all addictive substances in the world



This is a type of meditation where you focus on the intenseness of what you are feeling or sensing at the moment

What is mindfulness or grounding?


This female most known for singing but is also an actress has shared about her struggles with PTSD.

(hint: starred in top 2018 film with Bradley Cooper)

Who is Lady Gaga?