Importance Of Mental Health Among Youth

Mental health is not merely the absence of mental illness, but it also the ability to cope with the challenges in life. Mental health is as important as physical health to everybody. Youths usually experiment with attitudes, appearances, and behaviors. Most of their experiments are harmless, but some experiments may have terrible results. Children and youths experience mental health problem such as stress, anxiety, harassment, family problems, depression, learning disability, etc. Serious mental health problems, such as self-injurious behaviors and suicide, are increasing among youth.
A good mental health is essential for leading a good life. Youth cannot succeed in academic and personal life effectively if they are struggling with a mental health problem, such as depression or unsteady feeling due to academic, social or family pressures.
Failure to detect youths mental health problem may result in negative consequences such as increased risk for academic failure, social isolation, unsafe sexual behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide attempt, unemployment, and poor health. A recent report says, The rising rates of mental and emotional problems among U.S. children and youngsters signal a crisis for the country. Depression, anxiety, attention deficit, conduct disorders, suicidal thinking, and other serious psychological problems are striking more and more children and youths. Conservative estimates say one in every ten children and adolescents now suffers from mental illness severe enough to cause impairment.Even if detected earlier, unfortunately many children and youth do not receive the help they need. Some reports are there that most children and youth who need a mental health evaluation do not receive services and that the rates of use of mental health services are also low.
Parents and adults must take care of the youths mental health. The parents and adults must talk with the youth, be a good role models to them, advice them to choose good friends, and monitor their activities.
There is a growing and unmet need for mental health services for children and youth. Mental health services are important for students and youths success. Prevention programs help in early identification of mental health problems in youth. These programs provide education on mental health issues, violence prevention, social skills training, harassment prevention, suicide prevention, conflict resolution, and screening for emotional and behavioral problems. The Family Guide Web sites are designed for parents and other adults to emphasize the importance of family, promote mental health, and help prevent underage use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.
Good mental health is very important for youths success. In order to emphasize the importance of mental health in youth, the following steps can be taken: Create awareness of child and youth mental health issues; provide a comprehensive guide for effective and meaningful youth meetings for organizations and professionals; and Conduct programs to generate awareness about youths mental health in each communities. Awareness about the importance of mental health issues among youth equally important to other physical issues, such as heart disease, AIDS, cancer, etc. Local and state health officials must draw more attention to the importance of mental health treatment of affected children and youths.
Attention to youths mental health will more effectively improve their life standard. This also positively impacts their academic and personal life achievements. The families, society and youths benefit only when mental health problems in youths are identified and prevented earlier.

Mental Fatigue And Exhaustion

Stress and physical exertion contribute to fatigue and exhaustuon and if this is not checked it can devlope into chronic fatigue syndrome the pace of daily life has and impact on the body and the emotions.

1. Supta baddhankonasana using a bolster and folder blanket to support the head and neck and a strap to keep the feet close to the body.

2. Supta virasana with as much support as is needed placed under the spine neck and head to allow the back and knees to release keep the chest open and up and the soulders relaxed and back.

3. Virasana with parvatasana extending the palms towards the celling .

4. Adho mukha virasana with the head and trunk supported on a bolster and or blanket.

5. Pascimottansasana withe the forhead supported on a stool to aviid straining the back.

6. Standing Maricyasana using the wall and the stool for support.

7.Janusirsasana with the head elbows and knee supported on bolsters and using a strap.

8. Maricyasana i stitting on a support to aid the lift of the spine and turning the chest.

9. Bharadvajasana !chair! using the chair to increase the turn. Keep the leet on the floor. parallel to one another, to stabilize the hips. Turn from the waist, moving a little more with each exhalation.

10. Tadasana standing against a walL Use the wall to aid balance, keeping the feet parallel and together and the heels against the walL Lift the chest, keeping the face and eyes 50ft.

11. Adho Mukha Svanasana with the head supported on a bolster to calm the brain.

12. Ardha Halasana with the legs supported on foam blocks on a stool, and the brain quiet.

13. Viparita Karani using a wooden block and a bolster to support the lower back and hips.

14. Savasana with the head and neck supported on a folded blanket. and bandaged eyes.

How’s Your Mental Conditioning

Until the negative conditioning is reversed, the ability to persist until a goal is achieved can become problematic. When we are about to pursue a goal or objective, negative conditioning generally manifests as self- doubt or self-limiting beliefs. The belief that we are incapable or that we will fail. The belief that others will laugh at us or even consider our idea ludicrous.

The fact is that despite their conditioning, even successful people experience some degree of these emotions before they undertake an enormous goal. The advantage they have however is that their confident conditioning allows them to push past the anxiety and worry and focus only on the favourable outcome that they expect.

Negative conditioning has a less apparent but lethal side effect. Despite having achieved success, people who have not fundamentally addressed their negative conditioning and their feelings of inadequacy or low self-worth can sabotage their success; often times without even being aware of their damaging actions.

A deep rooted belief that they are undeserving of success will often demonstrate itself in the fear of losing it all and as this becomes a strongly held fear in their subconscious, they begin to display actions that is in line with their expectations.

They begin to undermine themselves though destructive behaviour such as extravagant lifestyles, alcohol and drug abuse, neglecting their businesses, until their fear eventually becomes a reality and they lose everything. Their fear now a reality now further reinforces what they always subconsciously fear and believed, even though such fear was unfounded and such belief untrue.

The good news is that reverse negative beliefs and conditioning is not as difficult or impossible as we may think. Due to the neuroplasticity of the brain, such beliefs can be unlearned in the same way that they were learned. It was previously thought that thinking and physical habits were permanently hardwired and once formed where virtually impossible to break.

However, neuroplasticity of the brain proposes that the human brain can be rewired to adopt a new belief or habit to replace the old thinking pattern and bad habits. By consistently holding a new belief or performing a new action, new neural pathways are physically created in the brain and the more such thought is held, or action performed, the more hardwired the pathway becomes until it eventually becomes a new habit. Therefore the mechanism of neuroplasticity can be directly applied to our beliefs and we can use it to replace old, limiting beliefs about ourselves and our abilities with more positive and empowering beliefs.

We can positively condition ourselves in the following ways:
Focus on your accomplishments: Whenever feelings of self doubt arise, think of past circumstances when you were successful and how you exceeded your own expectations. Remember the emotions you felt as a result of your achievements. Focus on those emotions and let them be your anchor. If you had been successful in the past, you can replicate it in the future. Past successes or failures will only repeat themselves in our future endeavours if we believe they will and if we allow them to.

Learn from your failures: successfully unlearning negative conditioning requires changing how we think of failures. Thinking of past failures as barometers of our future potential will keep us stuck in a vicious cycle of inaction and fear. However, by repositioning our views of failures as learning experiences, not only do we build strength of character but we become better prepared us for our next attempt. Instead of self doubt, we begin to develop self respect and a healthier self image. Learn from the experience and determine what needs to be done differently next time. Then apply what you have learnt the next time around.
Before changing your negative conditioning about a situation in your life, ask yourself the following and answer honestly
-What excuses are you using currently to justify the current state of your life, the frustrating situation at work, not following through your goals, your financial situation?
-Is your goal to change your situation really a strong desire or just a wish?
-Have you taken responsibility for your situation?
-Will keeping on making excuses reverse or change the situation?
-It possible that others have had a similar experience and thrived despite the challenges?
-Have you really, really thought of every feasible solution? What can you do differently?
-What will your life be like in 5 years if you dont follow through on your goals?
-Can you afford to pay the price of your laxity in 5 years?
Ask yourself the hard questions and as the true nature of your underlying beliefs begins to emerge, you will begin to appreciate the amazing potential you have been supressing for so long.

Change What You Crave By Changing How You Think The 5 Step Mental Method

If I were to ask you which foods temp you, most likely they wouldnt be ones that are very healthy. I bet they would be ice cream, potato chips, pizza, or something along those lines. In fact, in your mind right now as youre reading, you are probably thinking about a food that isnt healthy. Well, arent you? Stop for a moment and think about it.. The point Im going to make in this article is that you can change what you crave by changing how you think.

Every new client that comes to my office for weight-loss has a craving problem. But I dont see it as a problem at all. I see it as a solution. Cravings are over-rated. They are hodge-podge and we dont have to be controlled by them. We dont have to feel temped by ice cream, cookies or 20-ounce prime ribs. Instead, we can be tempted by watermelon, pineapple, oranges or apples; foods like that. Think that sounds crazy? Well it isnt and youll see why.

When I first sit down and talk with a client about their eating habits, I gather everything I need to know about exactly what they eat and how they eat. The culprit to their weight problem always boils down to snacking, picking, eating foods that are unhealthy or just plain over-eating. Then Ill ask them what fruits and vegetables they like. Im yet to come across someone who hates fruit or hates every vegetable under the sun. Finally Ill ask them how often they eat fruits or vegetables and its always a lot less often than the unhealthy stuff.

After Ive gathered my arsenal of information, we do our thing. Ill have my clients lay back in my recliner and close their eyes. Ill direct their mind to a peaceful place, and within minutes theyll be relaxed like never before. Then I start talking about their favorite fruits and vegetables. Ill ask them to imagine taking a bite of their favorite juicy, ripe fruit and to feel the juices tickling their taste buds. Ill say to their mind, from now on anytime you have a craving for food, you will think of a juicy, ripe piece of fruit. And bingo!!! Next thing you know these are exactly the kinds of foods they start desiring. Why? Because anytime you close your eyes and bring yourself to a calm, relaxed place, your subconscious mind emerges, and it is this part of the mind that controls what you crave. Change your thoughts and youll change what you crave. Simple.

Lets look at this from another perspective. Lets say pineapple is your favorite fruit. Now, if you were sitting with me right now and I gave you a juicy chunk of it, you would enjoy it thoroughly. And youd want more, right? Of course. Now, lets say I reached into my refrigerator, whipped-out a piece of chocolate cake and said, choose one. Most likely you would opt for the pineapple because you just had a teaser-piece, which would make your mind want more. The fact of the matter is this: you enjoy your favorite fruits just as much as you enjoy your favorite junk foods, you just believe otherwise.

Again, cravings are over-rated. The mere mention of that devilish word always seems to conjures-up images of high calorie, high fat foods only because these are the foods you are most exposed to in our media driven world. Your subconscious gets accustomed to this and just doesnt know any better. Change your minds images and youll change your cravings. Heres a quick 5 minute mental exercise you can begin doing now to help you start changing the way you crave food.

Step 1: Find a comfortable, quiet place where there are no distractions. Begin breathing deeply until you are quite relaxed. Next, count backwards from 10-1, slowly. With each count, imagine that your mind is drifting deeper and deeper.

Step 2: After you have finished counting, imagine that you are relaxing by yourself in your favorite place. A secluded beach or a log in the woods will do the trick. Imagine yourself feeling so very relaxed and peaceful.

Step 3: Next, imagine a basket full of your favorite fresh picked fruit sitting right next to you. See it clearly in your mind, the color, the feel, everything about that fruit. Imagine taking a bite of that juicy fruit and enjoying it like never before.

Step 4: Repeat the following suggestion to yourself 10 times: From now on, anytime I think of eating, I immediately feel a craving for fruit.

Step 5: Count from 1 to 5, slowly, and when you reach 5 open your eyes.

Group B Strep Leaves Baby With Quadriplegia And Mental Retardation After Pediatrician Missed Signs

A Group B Strep infection can have severe consequences on a baby and can develop and cause injury suddenly and quickly doctors generally agree that antibiotics should be administered as soon as a baby shows signs of infection rather than wait for test results which can take 48-72 hours. If test results later come back negative, antibiotics can be stopped. Failure to recognize the signs of infection or to treat them immediately with antibiotics may result in medical malpractice.

Consider, for example, a reported case in which the baby’s mother had tested negative for Group B Strep during the pregnancy and neither the mother nor the baby showed any of the risk factors for neonatal sepsis (such as preterm delivery, rupture of the membranes lasting longer than 18 hours prior to delivery, and infection of the placental tissues and amniotic fluid).

The pediatrician was present in the delivery room. Within three hours of being born the baby started experiencing respiratory distress, had problems feeding, and his extremities started showing diminished perfusion (which can lead to decreased tissue oxygen delivery).

The pediatrician was called two times by the nurses about these developments. The pediatrician ordered pulse oximetry but did not examine the baby. Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive method of monitoring the oxygenation of the baby’s hemoglobin. The results were normal as were the results of the CBC and urine bacterial antigen tests ordered by the pediatrician after the baby’s birth. Over the course of the next 11 hours after the initial onset of symptoms, the baby’s respiratory and feeding problems seemed to resolve but the perfusion problems did not change.

The pediatrician claimed to have examined the baby 14 hours after birth. There was no record in the chart of the pediatrician conducting a full examination of the baby. There was only an entry indicating that the baby was normal in all respects, active, pink, alert and feeding well. The pediatrician then left the hospital.

Entries in the chart over the course of the next 12 hours documented that the baby’s perfusion problems continued. Then, 26 1/2 hours after being born the baby again developed respiratory and feeding problems. The staff called the pediatrician approximately 1 1/2 hours after these symptoms returned.

The pediatrician immediately returned to the hospital, diagnosed the baby with septic shock, and transferred him to the Intensive Care Unit. The baby required resuscitation. He was transferred five hours later to a medical center where he could receive more specialized care and remained there for an extended stay.

The baby had suffered from meningitis due to a Group B Strep infection. The meningitis, in turn, resulted in quadriplegia and mental retardation. Had the pediatrician administered antibiotics prior to leaving the hospital, the baby would not have developed meningitis and would not suffer from quadriplegia or mental retardation.

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of the baby and his parents. The case went to trial where the plaintiffs presented evidence that the pediatrician (1) should have conducted a full sepsis workup 3 hours after delivery, when the baby first started showing symptoms (2) should have immediately started the baby on antibiotics and (3) should have left clear instructions for the nurses to contact him immediately of any change in condition. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs and the law firm that represented them reported the case then settled for $1.0 Million, the policy limits.

This case illustrates the importance of reacting quickly to signs of infection in a newborn. While the pediatrician took the position that the initial respiratory and perfusion problems were explainable as side effects of issues other than infection, that the feeding problems had resolved before he left, and that the test results were negative, the fact remains that the baby did have a Group B Strep infection and that early administration of antibiotics, as most doctors would recommend, would have prevented his lifelong disabilities.