Ch. 4 Stress
CH. 4 STUDY GUIDE – STRESS
- KNOW THE FOLLOWING TERMS: Grieve, Stress, Biological Stressor, Resiliency, Asset, & Suicide.
- Physical responses to stress includes: faster breathing, tense muscles, & widening pupils.
- Feeling frightened is a response to distress.
- Prolonged stress makes you more susceptible to colds, causes headaches, & contributes to heart disease.
- Environmental, biological, and mental challenges are all types of stressors, as well as behavioral and life changing events.
- Long term stress can make you sick.
- Relaxation techniques relieve tension, reserve energy for fighting illness, & help keep you focused.
- Stages of GRIEF: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance.
- During the acceptance stage, you begin to learn how to live with a loss.
- Time Management is a useful technique to minimize the effects of stress.
- A funeral is a service where the body of the deceased person is present; the body is buried/cremated after the service; friends are able to pay tribute to the loved one.
- Blaming yourself does NOT help you cope with a loss.
- Warning signs of suicide include: feeling hopeless, withdrawing from family, & taking more risks.
- Always tell a trusted adult if someone is talking, or joking, about suicide. Always take it seriously.
- Teens are especially susceptible to feeling emotional and impulsive behaviors.
- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for people age 15-24.
- Teens can be stopped from attempting to commit suicide.