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Focus on what makes you feel good and keeps you happy. Wellness is about your mind, your body, and how you are emotionally. You need to have all 3 in balance to be as healthy as you can be. Find out more about overall wellness here.

Mental Health Challenges Among South African Youth

Understanding the Interplay of Genes and Environment

Mental disorders can arise from a variety of factors, including a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental influences. The adolescent phase, characterized by substantial physical, social, and emotional changes, poses a vulnerable period for the emergence of mental illnesses. This highlights the importance of understanding the complex interactions between genetics and the environment in the development of mental health issues during adolescence.

Nature's Healing Touch

Engaging in outdoor activities and connecting with nature has been found to have positive effects on the physical and mental well-being of South African youth, providing a refreshing break from daily stressors and promoting a sense of calm and rejuvenation.

Nurturing Creative Expression

Encouraging artistic and musical expression among South African youth has been linked to improved emotional well-being, self-esteem, and enhanced coping mechanisms, providing a platform for self-discovery and personal growth.

Empathy and Social Justice

South African youth are actively involved in advocating for social justice, equality, and human rights, demonstrating a strong sense of empathy and compassion, which positively impacts their own well-being and the well-being of others in society.

Harnessing the Power of Connection

Research suggests that fostering strong social connections and support networks among South African youth plays a vital role in promoting overall well-being and mental health.



Physical health Quiz

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The 3 major nutrients are?

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For most individuals, an aerobic workout should last how long?

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How fast does the heart beat under normal conditions (beats per minute)?

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What is the minimum amount of physical activity needed to reduce the risk of chronic disease?

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Which of the following is NOT a result of regular exercise?

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What region of the brain controls appetite?

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Where is gluteus maximus located?

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Extending a body limb joint beyond its normal anatomical position is called what?

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What is considered a good way to keep from getting a cold?

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The heart plays a pivotal role in which organ system?

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When running, your breathing should be what?

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When exercising, which of the following is a good idea?

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Which muscles will benefit from doing push ups?

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What does calcium do?

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If you feel pain during exercise, you should do what?

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Which of these should you do before you exercise?

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Aerobic exercise increases what?

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Stretching after a workout helps to accomplish what?

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In addition to making you more healthy and energetic, which of these does physical activity stimulate?

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Which of the following foods is the best source of calcium?

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The average score is 51%



Emotional Health Quiz

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Which of the following skills is needed to enhance emotional intelligence?

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Which attribute of emotional intelligence pertains to one’s own emotions and how they affect thoughts and behavior's, knowing strengths and weaknesses, and having self-confidence?

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What is an indicator of emotional awareness?

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Which of the following is true about emotional intelligence?

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What can cause someone to become disconnected from their emotions?

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Emotional development tends to go in _________ all throughout childhood.

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Which of the following are good ways to promote children’s mental health?

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Examples of how teachers establish healthy, nurturing connections with students does NOT include which of the following

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Which of the following is a key behaviour that indicates high self-esteem?

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The four conditions of self-esteem does NOT include

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Which of the following is NOT one of the multiple dimensions of self-esteem?

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Which of the following is NOT an important topic for teachers to consider in establishing a mentally and emotionally healthy classroom environment?

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________ is associated with insecure attachment disorder and psychiatric disorders.

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________ factors appear to influence disorders such as a pervasive developmental disorder, autism, early-onset schizophrenia, social phobia, and Tourette’s disorder.

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The roots of mental disorders lie in __________.

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_______ are characteristics, variables, or hazards that, if present for a given individual, make it more likely that an individual, rather than someone selected at random from the general will develop a disorder.

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______ during childhood influence, but don’t necessarily cause mental disorders in childhood.

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Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begins by age ___

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About ______ of young people with mental health problems are not getting the help they need.

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At least ______ young people may suffer from a serious emotional disturbance.

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The average score is 40%



Mental Health Quiz

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Emotional development tends to go in ____ all throughout childhood.

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The way an individual views oneself is known as what?

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Which of the following is NOT an important characteristic of good mental and emotional health?

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The collection of an individuals thoughts, beliefs, and experiences are known as what?

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The component (physical, mental, or emotional) that can cause stress to an individual is known as what?

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A persons ability to recover from problems or loss is known as what?

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How many people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year?

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What factors aid good mental health?

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‘Manic’ depression is also known as:

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Agoraphobia is:

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What does SAD stand for?

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Why might some avoid getting help for mental health concern?

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Common treatments for mental health disorders include:

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If a person does not seek help from a mental health condition, what could happen?

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What are coping strategies?

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Your mental health is a reflection of your…

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Which of the following is NOT a common treatment for a mental disorder?

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Which of the following are impacted by mental disorders?

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Mental health is a state of well-being that…

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Which of the following is NOT a healthy way of expressing emotions?

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Which of the following determines your mental health?

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The average score is 76%