Mental Health Webquest Name: _____________
1.Define what self-esteem is in your own words:
2. For this task, go to the website below and read all of the information for the self-esteem survey. http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/interactive/interactivetests/selfesteem.php Then, take the survey. Afterwards, write down your score below and also summarize what that score means (shown just below your score).
Your Score = _____
Your score means:
4. You are going to take one more assessment regarding your self-esteem. Go to the website below and read all of the information for the self-esteem test. http://cl1.psychtests.com/take_test.php?idRegTest=3125 Then, take the test. Afterwards, write down your score below and also summarize what that score means (shown just above your score).
Your Score = _____
Your score means:
5. Read the following article about ways of improving self-esteem @ http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/sex_relationships/facts/selfesteem.htm. Then, in the space below, identify at least three things that you read that you could incorporate into your life to improve your self-esteem.
6. As we have discussed in class, if someone has low self-esteem, they are more vulnerable to peer pressure than those with high self-esteem. To refresh your memory on how we can define peer pressure, go to the following website http://www.thecoolspot.gov/pressures.asp and write the definition of peer pressure in the space below.
7. For this task, go to http://www.thecoolspot.gov/bagOfTricks.asp and read the directions to play the “Bag of Tricks” flash game. Then, click on play and enter your results by circling the outcome of each scenario.
8. Now we are going to begin focusing on mental illness. Go to the website below and read the information provided on that page http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=about_mental_illness . Then, utilize the info you read to fill in the missing information from the statement below.
Mental illnesses are ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
9. Go to the website below and test your knowledge about mental illness. Then, record your score in the space below http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/mental-disorders/mental-illness-myths-quiz.htm
Your score = _______ (out of 10 questions)
12. Go to the website below and test your knowledge about mental illness. Then, record your grade in the space below http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=VBlTRDQaZ0javRJsmCZsBA_3d_3d
Your grade = _______
13. Update: It may require want you to provide personal information say"No thanks, just the results »". We touched on the importance of being a good communicator, as this can actually have an effect on several components of health (especially social health). Let’s find out more about your communication style. To do this, go to the website http://www.okcupid.com/tests/the-communication-style-test and read the information. Then click “Next” to begin. When you are finished, write down your communication style below and describe it.
Your Communication Style =
Describe this communication style below.
14. In the next chapter, we are going to be taking a look at stress and how it can impact our health. For this next task, go to http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/emotions/stress.html and read the information provided. Then define the two terms below.
(1) Stress -
(2) Stressors -
15. Update: Be sure you write down your actual score below and the short description of what your score means! Let’s begin to get an idea on how stressed you are. Go to the website below and read the on screen instructions to take the brief stress assessment http://www.lessons4living.com/stress_test.htm . When you are finished, indicate your stress level in the space below.
Your Stress Level = ________________
Recent Stress in Your Life
16. For this task, you are going to take a look at the last year of your life only and measure how much your life has changed. To do this, read each of the life events below. If that life event has happened to you, then circle the life change units directly across from it. When you are finished, further instructions will be given.
Life Event Life Change Units
Experiencing the death of a parent 119
Experiencing the death of a brother or sister 102
Going through your parents’ divorce 98
Having a serious illness 77
Having a parent go to jail 75
Experiencing the death of a close friend 70
Being pregnant 66
Getting a new job 62
Gaining a new family member 57
Experiencing a significant change in family’s financial status 56
Experiencing the serious illness of a parent 56
Being excluded from a social circle 53
Having more arguments with parents 51
Getting married 50
Failing a grade in school 42
Seeing an increase in arguments between parents 40
Beginning or ending of school 38
Breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend 37
Making an outstanding achievement 36
Moving to a new school district 35
Being suspended from school 29
Having trouble with a teacher 28
Change in sleeping habits 26
Going on vacation 25
Getting a traffic ticket 22
Now you are to add up all of the numbers that you have circled above and record that number in the space below. You can use the calculator on the computer by doing the following
1) Go to the START menu in the lower left hand corner and click on it.
2) Click on "All Programs" or "Programs"
3) Look for "Accessories" and then select "Calculator"
Your Life Change Score = _______________
What does your score mean?
-If your score is less than 100, your life has changed little and therefor experienced a minimal amount of added stress.
- If your score is between 100 and 200, you have experienced moderate change and therefor experienced a noticeable amount of added stress.
-If your score is more than 200, your life has changed significantly and therefor you have experienced a tremendous amount of added stress from the past year alone.
17. To gain further understanding of stress and how it affects the body, go to the following website http://www.cdc.gov/bam/life/butterflies.html . Read the information provided and then you will be clicking on "Click here to launch the feature!."
Follow the on screen instructions and make sure you read all the info. After you have read the information, summarize the impact of stress on the body
According to this task, my current stress level is __(write the summary below and leave this space blank)_.
18. For this task, you are going to test your knowledge about stress. Go to the following website and take the test. http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/stress-quiz/. When you are finished, record your score in the space below.
_____ correct responses (out of 10 questions)
19. Go to the following website and read the information about resiliency and define it in the space below. http://www.embracethefuture.org.au/resiliency/
20. For this next task, go http://www.resiliencescale.com/en/rstest/rstest_14_en.html to and read the information about the resiliency test. When you are finished, click on “Take the Test” to get an idea on how resilient you are. Record your score below and summarize your results.
Summarize your results in the spaces provided below.
21. Go to http://www.resiliencescale.com/your-resilience/test-your-resilience/true-resilience-scale-survey/ and take the resiliency self-test. When you are finished, read the information provided at the end of the self-test for the various questions. Then, go to the bottom of the page past the last question to locate your score and record it below.
22. Go to the following website and read the article (2 pages) about resiliency and identify at least three things that you feel that you could incorporate into your life to improve your resiliency in the space below. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/resilience/MH00078