What will be on that exam?
Reflect on alternatives to health risk behaviors in the areas related to:
(e.g., abstinence, condom use, other pregnancy prevention methods, selection of healthy food choices, “natural highs,” etc.);
Analyze situations related to health crises and formulate solutions to intervene or prevent the crisis (i.e., a friend tells you he is thinking about suicide; a friend tells you he is smoking, a friend tells you she is pregnant, etc.)
Refer friends to suicide Prevention lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255, for relationships = 1-866-331-9474.
Stages of Grief:
What we learn to do as we reach adulthood:
Protein, carbohydrates, and fat
Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients
Mental Health Review
Narcissist Personality Disorder:
Borderline personality disorder:
Histrionic Personality Disorder:
What Is Schizophrenia?
What Are Bipolar Disorders?
What is the number one most preventable cause of death in the United States?
A. drinking alcohol
B. smoking tobacco*
C. sexual activity
D. driving recklessly
What are some consequences of risky and harmful behaviors on self and/or others in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being?
It’s normal for you to feel worried about risky behavior like:
A 25 year old male has been consuming enough alcohol to become intoxicated every day since the age of 13. What is the long term physical effect of this behavior?
C. hang over
A friend has recently been diagnosed with cancer and refuses to accept treatment. He says, “Nothing is wrong. I’m fine.” What stage of grief is he likely experiencing?
C. denial *
The five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost.
List the correct order of steps for decision making.
A. define the problem, list the possible options, decide and act, evaluate end result*
B. evaluate end result, list the possible options, rethink the problem, decide and act
C. define the problem, reevaluate the problem, think about answers, act
D. list possible options, decide on action, evaluate end result, act
Andrew’s friend Angela tells him that she is very depressed. What is the best way for Andrew to help her?
A. Andrew should keep it secret and hope the situation improves.
B. Andrew should give Angela his personal advice.
C. Andrew should change the subject as not to upset Angela.
D. Andrew should tell a trusted and knowledgeable adult like a counselor or a teacher. *
What is stress and how do we manage stress?
Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand or threat.
When you sense danger—whether it's real or imagined—the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight/freeze” reaction or the "stress response."
The stress response is the body's way of protecting you.
What influences health behaviors (e.g., messages around sexual behavior, STI/HIV, condom use, exercise, nutrition, violence, alcohol, etc.)?
Compare and contrast how advances in technology positively or negatively impact personal, family, peer and community health (i.e., use of computers and television vs. physical activity time, effects on communication skills, access to medical care, etc.).
Resources in Las Cruces, NM:
A NEW HOPE THERAPY CENTER
Phone: (575) 556-9585
Address: 715 East Idaho Avenue Las Cruces, NM 88001
La Clinica de La Familia
CRISIS Hotline: 844.622.7099
Southwest Family Guidance Center
755 S Telshor Blvd Suite 201B, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: (505) 974-5890
Alcohol effects on system
You are free to make your own decisions.
It is important to take risks and benefits into consideration to see what level of physical intimacy you are prepared for.
Knowledge is power.
The pituitary gland is a small pea-sized gland that plays a major role in regulating vital body functions and general wellbeing. It is referred to as the body's 'master gland' because it controls the activity of most other hormone-secreting glands.
There are some laws to take into consideration:
Benefits could be:
You can feel empowered to make your own decision by not having sex too.
Forms of connection
A couple can have a close relationship without being sexually active through developing:
The lifelong process of learning and exploring values and beliefs, navigate relationships, and manage sexual health.
Nobody should judge you based on a number or slut shame/prude shame, as long as all that happens is truly your decision and you are safe.
Many people look back and realize that some of their experiences were the result of coercion and manipulation.
Unfortunately, sexual coercion has become so normalized that we stopped being able to identify it as rape, coerced consent is not consent at all.
It can be difficult to explain coercion to someone who thinks that coercion is ok, they might deny what they did, perhaps only to get away with it and convince you that they did not know any better, perhaps because they don't want to see themselves as a rapist.
A rapist can be a person of any sex or gender.
Sex Positive Checklist
For sex positive consent look at this checklist:
More information Here
Las Cruces, NM Resources
Safe LGBT Sex Information
Four Crucial Queer Survival Tips for 2019
Consent is Crucial
BDSM, needs to be Safe, Sane, and Consensual
What Affects Cognitive Development?
Cognitive development refers to how a person perceives, thinks, and gains understanding of his or her world through the interaction of genetic and learned factors. Among the areas of cognitive development are information processing, intelligence , reasoning, language development , and memory.
Parts of the Brain
A Nerve Cell
Types of Nerves
Brain Development COntinues
Do Drugs Affect Brain Development?
Glutamate is the main excitatory and GABA the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian cortex.
Chemistry of Addiction
Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic
Both part of the autonomic nervous system, autonomic means it works on it's own without conscious thought.
The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work involuntarily.
Sympathetic is responsible for the response commonly referred to as "fight or flight," while parasympathetic is referred to as "rest and digest."
The sympathetic nervous system is the part of the autonomic nervous system that prepares the body to react to stresses such as threat or injury.
It causes muscles to contract and heart rate to increase.
The parasympathetic nervous system is the part of the autonomic nervous system that controls functions of the body at rest. It helps maintain homeostasis in the body.
It causes muscles to relax and heart rate to decrease.
Autonomic Nervous System
Functions of the autonomic nervous system
The autonomic nervous system controls internal body processes such as the following:
What is a Healthy Relationship?
ABSTINENCE AND CELIBACY
MORE THAN 50% OF RAPE VICTIMS KNOW THEIR RAPIST