The Mental Health Continuum


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Which of the following is a reason that there is a mental health continuum instead of just classifying people as 'mentally healthy' or with a 'mental disorder?'

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1. On the left end of the mental health continuum is _____. In the middle of the mental health continuum is _____. On the right end of the continuum is _____.

2. Molly is able to get out of bed and go to class on time. She has some friends as well. Yet she has been suffering from intense stress in the past month regarding an upcoming final exam and has been losing sleep and not eating well. Which of the following categories on the mental health continuum would Molly fall into?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz will measure your understanding of the mental health continuum, including why it exists and the different sections of the continuum. You'll have to answer five multiple-choice questions to complete the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • Reason for the mental health continuum
  • Three sections of the mental health continuum
  • Category on the mental health continuum that involves losing sleep and not eating well
  • Factors affecting the mental health of a perfectionist that involves depression
  • How exposure to abuse or neglect is classified in terms of things that affect mental health

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the mental health of a person with high standards in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason for the mental health continuum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about mental health issues resulting from abuse or neglect

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the related lesson titled The Mental Health Continuum. You'll learn more about this topic, including the following:

  • Fluctuating on the mental health continuum
  • Income and education level as external factors that can affect mental health
  • Healthy self-esteem and self-respect
  • Coping with stressors