Ch 1: Mental & Emotional Health

About This Chapter

Take another look at topics ranging from emotional development and suicide triggers to mood disorders and stress management techniques. You'll review prevention and treatment strategies for a variety of mental health disorders when you watch this chapter's video lessons.

Mental & Emotional Health - Chapter Summary

Attachment styles and stages in an individual's emotional development are just some of the topics covered in this mental and emotional health chapter. You'll also review gender and cultural differences in the expression of emotion and revisit factors affecting emotional and mental well-being.

The second half of the chapter can develop your familiarity with symptoms of anxiety, mood, eating and trauma-related disorders as well as risk factors for suicide. Intervention and treatment techniques for these mental health conditions are covered as well, along with bereavement patterns and strategies for managing grief. Check out the list below to get an overview of lesson topics:

  • Emotional development
  • Mental health disorders
  • Prevention strategies
  • Crisis intervention
  • Stress management

Lessons on these topics and more are available whenever you're ready to fit some study time into your busy schedule. The videos last between five and ten minutes each and allow you to pick up right where you left off. Transcripts are also included if you'd prefer to scan the material for key vocabulary terms, and the multiple-choice questions can be used to help track your progress.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Mental & Emotional Health
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What Is Psychosocial Health? - Definition, Components & Traits

1. What Is Psychosocial Health? - Definition, Components & Traits

Psychosocial health includes four important components of well-being. We'll go over what they are and what traits people with good psychosocial health share in this video lesson.

Categories of Mental Health Issues: Causes & Effects

2. Categories of Mental Health Issues: Causes & Effects

Sometimes our mind fails us. We become obsessive, or terrified, or even delusional, without knowing why. In this lesson, we will explore things that can go wrong in our mind, including why they happen and how they affect us.

Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

3. Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

This lesson will discuss the short and long-term consequences of several different risk behaviors. We'll also go into some simple but effective strategies you can use to help avoid or stop these behaviors.

Self-Destructive Behavior: Signs, Causes & Effects

4. Self-Destructive Behavior: Signs, Causes & Effects

Self-destructive behavior is detrimental both to the sufferer and others who can be impacted by the behavior. This lesson discusses the the signs, symptoms, causes and effects of self-destructive behavior.

Stress & Adaptation: Effects, Defense Mechanisms & Coping Strategies

5. Stress & Adaptation: Effects, Defense Mechanisms & Coping Strategies

In this lesson, we explore the stress response and how people typically deal with stressful situations. We give a nod to situations older people have to deal with and what they are likely to do in response.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

6. Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

The social development of children has a strong influence on self-esteem. In this lesson, we will explore the way children feel about themselves and look into several ways caretakers can improve a child's self-esteem.

Self-Understanding & Self-Concept: How We Perceive Ourselves

7. Self-Understanding & Self-Concept: How We Perceive Ourselves

Answering the question 'Who am I?' can lead to a solid self-concept and self-understanding. Watch this lesson to find out more about the difference in these two things, as well as the factors that go into each of them.

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