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Health Promotion
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HPRO 3325
Lynne Robinson

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MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION 1 Resiliency Risk Factors • Economic disadvantage • Physical/ sexual abuse • Social environment o Peers o Family • Absent parents • Gender • Family conflict/ dysfunctional child rearing • Traumatic life events • Parental mental illness o Organic/ genetic factors Accumulative by nature: The more you are exposed to risk-factors will put one at a higher risk over time for mental illness. Trajectories and Turning Points— “A trajectory is the stable component of a direction toward a life destination and is characterized by a given probability of occurrence” (i.e. “a tendency to persistence in life-course patterns.” – Wheaton & Gotlib (1997) Turning Point: “A turning point is a change in direction in the life course, with respect to a previously established trajectory, that has the long-term impact of altering the probability of life destinations” 2 MENTAL HEALTH PROMOMTION Odds of developing any psychiatric disorder based on traumatic stressors Trauma Odds Sent away from home/wrong doing 3.80 Physically abused, parent 3.93 Child near fatal accident/ illness 2.55 Parental alcohol/drug use 2.14 Parental death
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