What is the theory behind this Looking after your mental health worksheet?
Mental health refers to a person’s psychological state. It is important for everyone to maintain mental health every day, including children. Mental health is usually determined by how people think, feel, and behave. People with poor mental health may have difficulties with emotions and behaviour.
How will the worksheet help?
Mental health is an important part of our lives that we do not often talk about. When talking about mental health, it is essential to understand the various terms used. This worksheet contains helpful definitions to support conversation about mental health as well as a brief explanation of them. The worksheet will make it easier for clients to talk about their mental health.
How to use the worksheet?
The worksheet can be used by a therapist during initial sessions or given as homework to the cleint. The client can use it as a self help guide. Parents can also use this worksheet with their children to give them awareness about mental health.
Mental health vocabulary worksheet
|Mental Health||Mental Health is a state of wellbeing when a person feels confident in their strengths, able to handle everyday challenges, work efficiently and fruitfully, and able to give back to their community.|
|Coping skills||Coping skills are described as the behaviour and thoughts used to control stressful conditions both internally and externally.|
|Triggers||A trigger is anything (person, place, thought, emotion, Or an event) that drastically influences your emotional state by overwhelming or distressing you.|
|Emotions||Emotions are characterised as psychological states that include feelings and thoughts, physical alterations, expressive behaviours, and a desire to take action.|
|Feelings||Feelings are the subjective perception of phenomena. Feelings are subjective and unrelated to any particular sensory modality. Like; “I am feeling pain or cold”.|
|Stress||Your body has the capacity to adapt to changes in your life. Life experiences that are happy, terrible, or unexpected can be stressful. Stress might result from events like losing a job or getting married.|
|Anxiety||A sensation of worry, unease, or tension is called anxiety. If you are afraid, you could have anxiety. If you have no idea what will happen, you might also experience anxiousness.|
|Depression||A depressed individual experiences intense sadness or finds no pleasure in activities that he/she finds interesting. He or she might believe there isn’t any hope. These emotions may persist for weeks.|
|Addiction||Addiction is a condition in which a person becomes dependent physically or psychologically (or both) on alcohol or other drugs and leads to negative consequences. It can also be used for internet, sexual and gambling addictions.|
After learning about some terms related to Mental health, how do you define your mental health?
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