Mental and Emotional Health

Stress: the body’s response to real or imagined dangers or other life events

Positive stress: stress that can help reach your goals

Distress: stress that prevents you from doing what you need to do, it can cause discomfort

stressors: source of stress

Fight-or-flight response: the body’s way of responding to threats

Adrenaline: a hormone that increases the level of sugar in the blood, giving your body extra energy

fatigue: tiredness

health: a combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being

mental health: condition of your mind

physical health: condition of your body

3. Give two examples of positive stress? Two examples of positive stress would be thinking about your goals in life and for the future, and building your self-esteem.

4. What are three healthy strategies for managing stress? Relaxing, talking with other people, and getting a good amount of sleep.

5. Do you think that life today is more stressful than it was for your parents?    Yes I do think life is more stressful because people and times have changed, know people get bullied more than our parents did. With all the naming calling and picking about what you have one, how much money your family has, and what type of phone and shoes you have. Bullying is worse than every and that hurts mentally.

6.Why might adrenaline have been more important to human survival in the past than it is today?    Adrenaline might have helped out because it helped give you the energy and the will to stay alive.