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Ch 2: Understanding Emotional & Mental Health

About This Chapter

View the video lessons in this chapter to examine emotional and mental health topics in depth. You will get a thorough overview of factors that affect a person's mental state of being.

Understanding Emotional & Mental Health - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains important content about mental health development during childhood and adolescence. The different dimensions of mental health will also be discussed, helping you become familiar with problems that influence a person's state of mind. Treatment options for individuals dealing with stress or depression are covered as well. After working your way through this entire chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define psychopathology
  • Identify the techniques used in mental health counseling
  • Describe self-identity
  • State how depression is treated
  • Determine the factors that influence suicide
  • Examine the effects of stress and adaptation

In this chapter, there are short video lessons that make learning about mental and emotional health fun. The videos are taught by online instructors who will ensure you understand all the different aspects of mental health. Each video comes with tags which are useful because they let you quickly go to the parts of a video you want to review. Lesson transcripts are also readily available highlighting key terms from this chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Understanding Emotional & Mental Health
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Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

1. Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

Some mental illnesses can show up at any point in a person's life, but some first occur during specific stages of lifespan development. In this lesson, we'll look closer at some disorders that appear in childhood, adolescence, and old age.

Mental Health & Psychopathology: Definition & Dimensions

2. Mental Health & Psychopathology: Definition & Dimensions

In this lesson, we will explore some of the basic ways that we differentiate between mental health and psychopathology. Included in this is looking at social, behavioral, thought, and emotional processes.

Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques

3. Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques

This lesson explores areas dealing with patients, mental health settings, and preventative measures that counselors can take when doing mental health counseling.

Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

4. Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will discuss health promotion, health behavior, and the three different kinds of disease prevention strategies you can employ to stay healthy for as long as possible.

Self Identity: Theory & Definition

5. Self Identity: Theory & Definition

Self-identity plays a large and significant role in shaping each of our lives. Learn about self-identity in psychology, and test your understanding with a quiz.

Stress & Adaptation: Effects, Defense Mechanisms & Coping Strategies

6. 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.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

7. Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder, affecting as many as one in four people. In this lesson, we will explore anxiety disorders including common causes, symptoms, and treatments.

What Is Depression? - Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

8. What Is Depression? - Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

In this lesson you will learn the difference between the feeling of depression and Major Depressive Disorder, or Major Depression. You will also learn about the causes behind Major Depression and what the current treatments are for people suffering from the disorder.

What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention

9. What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention

Why would a person take their own life? And what can be done to prevent it? In this lesson, we'll look at the reasons for, triggers of, and prevention of suicide.

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