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Mental + Emotional Health

The ability to handle the stresses and changes of everyday life in a reasonable way

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Personality

A combination of your feelings, likes, dislikes, attitudes, abilities, and habits

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Empathy

Identifying with and sharing another person's feelings

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Resilience

The ability to recover from problems or loss

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Self-concept

The way you view yourself overall

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Self-esteem

How you feel about yourself

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Optimistic

Having a positive attitude about the future

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Confidence

Belief in your ability to do what you set out to do

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Emotions

Feelings such as love, joy, or fear

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Mood Swings

Frequent changes in emotional state

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Stress

The body's response to deal with real or imagined dangers or other life events

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Positive Stress

Stress that can help you reach your goals

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Distress/Negative Stress

Stress that prevents you from doing what you need to do, or stress that causes you discomfort

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Stressors

Sources of stress

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Fight-or-Flight Response

The body's way of responding to stress

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Adrenaline

A hormone that increases the level of sugar in your blood, giving your body extra energy

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Fatigue

Tiredness

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Mental and Emotional Disorders

Illnesses that affect a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors

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Anxiety Disorder

Extreme fears of real or imaginary situations that get in the way of normal activities

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Mood Disorder

A mental and emotional problem in which a person undergoes mood swings that seem extreme, inappropriate, or last a long time

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Suicide

The act of killing oneself on purpose

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Resources

Places to get information, support, and advice

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Referral

A suggestion to seek help or information from another person or place

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