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CPS0809 Contemporary Health Issues Version: 08-09

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Unit Name: 01_Mental/Emotional Health

Essential Question

What strategies in your lifestyle need to be adopted to maintain an optimal level of mental and emotional health? How can goal setting influence decision making? Explain how defense mechanisms influence communication skills. What community resources are available for suicidal teenagers?

Topic 1

Types of mental/emotional disorders

Topic 1 Vocabulary

  • eating disorders
  • organic disorders
  • anxiety disorders
  • dissociative disorder
  • mood disorder
  • personality disorder
  • somatoform disorder

Topic 1 Standards and Elements


HSH1c (Mental/Emotional Health)
HSH1d (Mental/Emotional Health)
HSH1e (Mental/Emotional Health)
HSH1f (Mental/Emotional Health)
HSH2b (Mental/Emotional)
HSH2f (Personal Health)
HSH7a (Mental/Emotional)

Topic 2

Characteristics of Depression

  -Suicide

Topic 2 Vocabulary

  • depression
  • suicide
  • self-esteem
  • self talk
  • suicidal mindset

Topic 2 Standards and Elements


HSH1b (Mental/Emotional Health)
HSH3a (Personal Health)

Topic 3

Defense Mechanisms

Topic 3 Vocabulary

  • self concept
  • self image
  • Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs

Topic 3 Standards and Elements


HSH1b (Mental/Emotional Health)

Topic 4

Methods of Coping with Stress

Topic 4 Vocabulary

  • stress
  • eustress
  • distress
  • self-disclosure
  • support group
  • stress response
  • stressor

Topic 4 Standards and Elements


HSH1c (Mental/Emotional Health)
HSH1e (Mental/Emotional Health)
HSH8a (Personal Health)

Topic 5

  • Goal Setting
  •             -S.M.A.R.T.

  • Decision Making
  •             - G.R.E.A.T.

    Topic 5 Vocabulary

    • S.M.A.R.T.
    • G.R.E.A.T.
    • vaule
    • goal

    Topic 5 Standards and Elements


    HSH5a (Personal Health)
    HSH6a (Personal Health)

    Topic 6

    Interpersonal Communication Skills

    Topic 6 Vocabulary

    • interpersonal communication
    • eye contact
    • body language
    • posture

    Topic 6 Standards and Elements


    HSH1b (Mental/Emotional Health)
    HSH2b (Mental/Emotional)
    HSH4a (Mental/Emotional, HGD)
    HSH4b (Mental/Emotional, HGD)

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