FRHD 1100 Chapter 2: Chapter 2

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Chapter 2: Psychosocial Health
Psychosocial Health: A complex interaction of processes and factors that are both
psychological and social in nature and encompass our emotional, mental, social,
and spiritual states.
Three ways to support your psychosocial health (live your life
well):
1. Connect with others
2. Stay positive
3. Deal better with hard times
Mental Health: State of emotional and psychological well-being in which an
individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in
society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.
Mental health describes our ability to:
Perceive reality as it is
Respond to challenges
Carry out adult responsibilities
Develop rational strategies for living
Adapt to change and cope with adversity
Emotional Health: The ailit to epress and aknoledge one’s feelings and
moods.
Richard Lazarus’s four types of eotios:
1. Emotions that result from loss, harm, or threat
2. Emotions resulting from benefits
3. Borderline emotions
4. Complex emotions
Characteristics of an emotionally healthy person:
An understanding that the self is not the centre of the universe
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