Symptoms
Medications
Causes
Coping Skills
Humor/Trivia
100

A symptom of depression is a persistently ____ mood.


Answer: SAD or DEPRESSED or UNHAPPY

100

Give the name of one antidepressant.

Answers: PROZAC, ZOLOFT, PAXIL, CELEXA, LEXAPRO, LUVOX, EFFEXOR, CYMBALTA, WELLBUTRIN

100

A cause of depression is an imbalance in ____.

Answer: Antidepressants work to correct imbalances in neurotransmitters. 

100

A natural way to get in shape and increase feelings of happiness is to ____.

Answer: EXERCISE

100

Why are ghosts such bad liars?

Answer: Because you can see right through them. 

200

Name 2 symptoms of withdrawal.

Answers: SWEATING, GOOSEBUMPS, VOMITING, ANXIETY, INSOMNIA, or MUSCLE PAIN

200

What should you do if you are having trouble affording your medications or believe you will have trouble affording your medications?

Answer: SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR. Let's get you resources that may help. 

200

If these people in your life have a history of mental illness (depression, bipolar, schizophrenia), you may develop these disorders too. 

Answer: FAMILY

200

Who could you talk to about your feelings?

Answers: FAMILY, CLOSE FRIEND, COUNSELOR, SPONSOR, DOCTOR, THERAPIST, ETC.

200

How do you make seven an even number?

Answer: Take out the S. 

300

Name a symptom of anxiety.

Answer: SWEATING, FAST HEART RATE, SHAKING, UPSET STOMACH, INSOMNIA, ETC.

300

When a person begins medication, what symptoms improve before the depressed mood improves?

Answer: ENERGY LEVELS AND THE ABILITY TO TAKE ACTION (MAKE DECISIONS).

300

Name 2 major life events that may cause someone experience depression or anxiety. 

Answers: DEATH OF A LOVED ONE, MAJOR LOSS OR CHANGE, CHRONIC STRESS, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, VICTIM OF ABUSE.

300

What are benefits of having good coping skills?


Answers: ABILITY TO DECREASE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION OR CRAVINGS, BETTER MANAGEMENT OF EMOTIONS, A BETTER MOOD, OR HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM, ETC.

300

What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

Answer: A towel.

400

Symptoms of _________ follow abruptly stopping the use of a drug or medication that has the ability to produce a physical dependence.

Answer: WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

400

How long does it take for antidepressants to start having an effect?


Answer: 2-4 WEEKS.

400

Name the most common cause of mental health relapse that is most preventable. 

Answer: Not taking medications as prescribed. 

400

What are 2 ways of improving your self-esteem?

Answers: LEARNING NEW SKILL, NEW INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES, WRITING, SAYING GOOD THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF, ETC.

400

What goes around the world but stays in a corner?

A stamp.

500

Anger is typically considered a secondary emotion. Name some primary emotions that can result in anger. 

Answer: LONELINESS, CONFUSION, SADNESS, OVERWHELMED, WORRIED, ANXIOUS, ETC.

500

Name some possible outcomes of not taking your mental health medications as prescribed. 

Answers: Relapse, SI, hallucinations, anxiety, insomnia, worsening depression, etc. 

500

What is sometimes referred to as a stressor, is an action or situation that can lead to an adverse emotional reaction?

Answer: TRIGGER

500

Name examples of maladaptive, or negative, coping skills. 

Answer: Substance use, self-harm, risk-taking behavior, etc. 

500

How many adults in the U.S. live with a mental illness?

Answer: Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (52.9 million in 2020). 

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