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Mental health is a serious cause among young people. Suicide is one of the most well known and serious threats to young people with mental health issues. In fact Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians and accounts for the deaths of more young people than car accidents. But suicide isn't the only mental condition there is: stress, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), personality or substance abuse disorder and many more. This is becoming a bigger and bigger problem with the youth all over the world. If someone you know has a mental health issue here is some ways you can help them. Tell them to relax a bit more this relives them from thier stress. They also need resilience. Setbacks, failures and stress are all part of normal life. Resilience is the ability to cope with difficult times and ‘bounce back’ from adversity. If none of these work you could get help from a local physiatrist or physcologist.

What is it ?Childhood obesity is when children have too much body fat. This means there’s an increased risk to their health. What does it do to children?Childhood obesity decreases the child's health which makes makes them more prone to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kindey disease, high blood pressure and even cancer.What can we do to prevent this?1.we need their parents to lead by example and not to teach thier children that obesity is normal. 2. Strength Training and Cardiovascular Training. Cardiovascular Training is any exercise that raises your heart rate. And strength training is were you build up your muscles by excersising them. These two components both burn of fat.3. Proper Nutrition. All you have to do is feed your childeren well. By well I mean fruits,grains,protiens and vegetables. The occasional junk food is ok as long as the children don't have too much. 4. Physical activity. Get your children doing some sports or just some activity. This includes:Soccer,Cricket,rugby,basketball,netball, athletics or just taking them to the park for some activities or just a little run around. This will all increase the health of your child. Next to us we see two videos about childhood obesity one for sugary drinks and another for portion sizes

Health Matters

5 components of health1. Cognitive health - Cognitive health is when you have the ability to learn new things or when you are not able to learn new things as well as those more able. For example if you have bad Cognitive health your ability to learn something new is'nt as good as others. However, this does not mean that you can not funcion well in all cognitive behavior.2. Physical health - There are a range of physical healths and they vary from one to another for example: Physical activity which includes strength, flexibility, and endurance. Nutrition and diet which includes nutrient intake, fluid intake, and healthy digestion. There are more including Alcohol and drugs, Medical self-care, rest and sleep.

5 components of health continuedEmotional health - Emotional health is the degree to which you feel emotionally secure and relaxed in everyday life. An emotionally healthy person has a relaxed body, an open mind and an open heart. They are also in control of thier emotions and behaviour. They are able to handle lifes challenges, build strong relationships and recover from setbacks.Social health - Social health involves your ability to form satisfying interpersonal relationships with others. It also relates to your ability to adapt comfortably to different social situations and act appropriately in a variety of settings. It can refer to the health of a society, and how the members of that society are treated and behave towards each otherSpiritual health - One specific definition does not completely summarize spiritual health. While organized religion and prayer - two concepts familiar to most in Western societies - can certainly be part of spiritual health, they are not all that should be considered. Spiritual health can also consist of more broad concepts, such as hope, purpose, and peace. Many factors play a part in defining spirituality - religious faith, beliefs,values, ethics, principles and morals.

Health decision making

Mental health issues among young people

Childhood Obesity

There are a range of common health conditions in young people. Some are serious some are not serious these include: Allergies and immune system, asthma, Infections, common cold, gastro, fever, chichenpox, conjunctivitis, constipation, diarrhoea, Ear infections, eczema, upper respiratory tract infection and urine retract infection. To combat common health issues it is important to insure that you follow correct hygiene procedures such as washing hands, covering moth when sneezing and ensuring all vaccinations are up to date. Remember, simple actions can stop the spreead of germs and prevent illnesses.

Health conditions common in young people

Decision-making is the process of selecting one course of action from several alternative actions. It involves using what you know (or can learn) to get what you want. Health care decision making is a process that includes definable steps in a desirable sequence. The process is universally relevant (i.e., it applies in all settings) and enduring (i.e., it has remained applicable over time and will continue to apply in the future). Decision-making is a dynamic process because decisions are often interrelated and interdependent. Decisions made at one time affect (and are affected by) other decisions.

Alternitive health services

The term “complementary and alternative therapies” refers to a diverse group of practices and products not considered part of evidence-based, conventional medicine. While complementary therapies are used together with conventional medicine, alternative therapies are used instead of conventional medicine. These include homeopathy, naturopathy, yoga and acupuncture. In young people alternitive health approaches can assist in helping a variety of illnesses both mentally and physically


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