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Mental Health: Stress Management in Focus

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Mental Health: Stress Management in Focus

  1. 1. MENTAL HEALTH: Stress Management in Focus Meko Nel Galicinao-Tumala, MAN, RN Public Health Associate, Provincial DOH Office-Zamboanga del Sur
  2. 2. Includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being Affects how we think, feel, and act Helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices Important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood
  3. 3. Everyone feels stressed from time to time, but what is stress? How does it affect your overall health? What can you do to manage your stress?
  4. 4. How the brain and body respond to any demand Any type of challenge can be stressful Performance at work or school Significant life change Traumatic event Stress can affect your health It is important to pay attention to how you deal with minor and major stressors, so you know when to seek help
  5. 5. Things you should know about
  6. 6. I. Stress Affects Everyone
  7. 7. Everyone experiences stress from time to time There are different types of stress—all of which carry physical and mental health risks A stressor may be a one-time or short-term occurrence, or it can happen repeatedly over a long time Some people may cope with stress more effectively and recover from stressful events more quickly than other
  8. 8. Routine Stress: pressures related to School Work Family Daily Responsibilities
  9. 9. Sudden negative change Losing a job Divorce Illness
  10. 10. Traumatic stress Major accident War Assault Natural disaster People who experience traumatic stress may have very distressing temporary emotional and physical symptoms, but most recover naturally soon after.
  11. 11. II. Not all stress is bad.
  12. 12. Dangerous Situation • Stress signals the body to prepare to face a threat or flee to safety • Your pulse quickens, you breathe faster, your muscles tense, and your brain uses more oxygen and increases activity • All functions aimed at survival
  13. 13. Non-Life- Threatening Situation • Stress can motivate people • When they need to take a test or interview for a new job
  14. 14. III. Long-term stress can harm your health.
  15. 15. Chronic Stress Because the source of long-term stress is more constant than acute stress, the body never receives a clear signal to return to normal functioning Those same lifesaving reactions in the body can disturb the immune, digestive, cardiovascular, sleep, and reproductive systems Some people may experience mainly digestive symptoms, while others may have headaches, sleeplessness, sadness, anger, or irritability
  16. 16. Over time, continued strain on your body from stress may contribute to serious health problems: Heart disease High blood pressure Diabetes Other illnesses Mental disorders: depression, anxiety
  17. 17. IV. There are ways to manage stress.
  18. 18. SELF-AWARENESS • Pay attention to your expressions of thought, emotions, behavior • Know yourself • Get in touch with your feeling • Be open to experience The more you know yourself, the better you are at adapting life changes that suit your needs
  19. 19. SPIRITUALITY • Devote time to connect with yourself and to God • Try meditation five to 10 minutes each day • Pray to Him for guidance
  20. 20. SCHEDULING TIME MANAGEMENT • Optimize the time available to achieve gratifying results • Use time manager application or buy some notebook organizer
  21. 21. SIESTA • Take a nap, short rest, a break or recharge your "battery" to improve productivity • It also helps relax the mind and body muscles
  22. 22. SENSATION TECHNIQUES Indulge yourself with a whole body massage • Soothe away stress • Unknot tense and aching muscles • Relieve headaches and sleep problems
  23. 23. SPORTS Engage in playing sports • Basketball, tennis, etc. • Clear your mind and relieve stress
  24. 24. STRETCHING Do simple movements • Loosen muscles • Lubricate joints • Increase body's oxygen supply
  25. 25. SOCIALS • Engage on fruitful activities that will develop your ability to deal with other people
  26. 26. SOUNDS & SONGS • Listen to relaxing and soothing music • It can relieve depression and increase self-esteem
  27. 27. SPEAK TO ME • Talk to someone when you feel overwhelmed or unable to deal with stress on your own • Venting can help you unload unwanted feelings
  28. 28. SMILE Smile ka naman • To release stress • Calm you down • Make you attractive • Make someone else happy
  29. 29. STRESS DEBRIEFING Submit oneself to a brief crisis intervention • Talk about ones feelings and reactions to the critical incident
  30. 30. V. If you’re overwhelmed by stress, ask for help from a health professional
  31. 31. Seek Help Seek help right away if you have suicidal thoughts, are overwhelmed, feel you cannot cope, or are using drugs or alcohol more frequently as a result of stress Your doctor may be able to provide a recommendation Resources are available to help you find a mental health provider
  32. 32. A. Planning a wedding 1. Which of these might cause stress? B. Travelling for vacation C. Driving during rush hour D. All of the above
  33. 33. A. True 2. Stress is linked to diabetes. B. False
  34. 34. A. Sleep 3. The stress response prepares your body to: B. Fight or run C. Eat large amounts of food
  35. 35. A. True 4. Stress doesn’t serve any purpose now. B. False
  36. 36. A. True 4. You have some control over how stress affects you. B. False
  37. 37. A. True 5. Being stressed all the time can help you fight off colds. B. False
  38. 38. A. True 7. Stress caused by daily life can lead to health problems. B. False
  39. 39. A. True 8. Chronic stress can affect your waistline. B. False
  40. 40. A. Men 9. Chronic stress affects sexual health in: B. Women C. Both
  41. 41. A. True 10. People who exercise regularly are more likely to be stressed. B. False
  42. 42. ₱1 MILLION
  43. 43. Reference: 1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, NIH Publication No. 19-MH-8109 2. WebMD Medical Reference, Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on February 21, 2018 3. https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDOHgov/photos/a.157979910879936.38217.1565666 31021264/1741635485847696/?type=3&theater 4. https://www.healthline.com/health/stress/effects-on-body 5. http://www.stress.org.uk/what-is-stress/
  44. 44. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. “ ” 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

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