Individual Practice Presentation HS 162.pptx - Mental Illness OLIVIA LEE HS 162 SECTION 1 Facts 1 in 5 American Adults experience a mental health issue

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Mental Illness OLIVIA LEE HS 162, SECTION 1 FEBRUARY 20, 2018
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Facts 1 in 5 American Adults experience a mental health issue 1 in 10 young people experience a period of major depression 1 in 25 Americans live with a serious mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety etc.) Mental health typically strikes young people in their productive years, age 16-25
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Factors Genetic/Biological- abnormal balances of neurotransmitters in the brain, brain defects and injury, family history of mental illness Environmental -stress, death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, traumatic experiences
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Consequences Loss of interest in activities Poor academic performance Substance abuse and addiction Major health problems (Higher chances of chronic illnesses) Suicide -the 10 th leading cause of death in the U.S. and takes 41,000 American lives each year Shootings -19-year old shooter in Florida who
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