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MENTAL STRESS

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WHAT IS MENTAL STRESS?
Mental stress is the minds response to stress. 

Stress is a condition in which we feel under pressure  therefore threatening and challenging our being.


WHAT CAUSES MENTAL STRESS? Mental stress can be caused by our some of the following to an extended degree; social pressure, relationship stress, work stress, no relax time, bad financial situations,  bad circumstances, abuse, discrimination, bullying and so much more. 

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF MENTAL STRESS?
Signs of mental stress are confusion, panic attacks, insomnia, disorientation, low self-esteem, nightmares, tension and obsessive thoughts among others.

HOW TO CONTROL MENTAL STRESS
Avoid what makes you stressed.Set Priorities and focus on them one at a time. Practice time management.Know when to stop worrying.Exercise and eat a balanced diet.Journal all your feeling of stress.Avoid pessimism and be optimistic about life.Do not alienate yourself. Spend time with your positive friends and family.Do what you love but avoi…

MENTAL ABUSE

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" You are a psychotic pig! No one will ever love you. You are not worthy. The only reason I am here with you is because I have such a big heart. No one in the world can ever stand you!" - some abusive person -

What you read in that quote is just one example of mental abuse. What was said may have not been a slash of a whip against the victim but it hurts just the same or even more.

Some victims have heard worse but just to let you know, those hurtful damaging words are not true to you nor to anyone. 

No one should say such words to you nor should you say such words to anyone in any circumstance. so;

WHAT IS MENTAL ABUSE?
Mental abuse is any behavior that causes distress or mental scarring to an individual with their knowledge or not and does not involve physical abuse.

EXAMPLES OF MENTAL ABUSE
Verbal aggression, Lying, Disrespect, Blackmail, Torture, Isolation,  Threats, Discrimination, Bullying, Humiliation, Condescending attitude, Emotional chaos, Domination, Sarcasm, Accusations,…

SAFETY OF THE MIND

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The mind is a weapon. WE have to learn to control it, tame it and protect it!

what is the mind?
The mind is the element of a person that allows us to be aware of the world and our experiences.
Mental health is being in a good, balanced and rational state of mind. Mental health is something everyone should achieve. Not having a mental illness does not necessarily mean you are mentally healthy.
FUNCTIONS OF THE MIND ØThink. Create a rational meaning of our surroundings. (Right Judgment) e.g. Judge, perceive, analyze ØFeel. Evaluate correctly what is happening around us to let us know when we are safe or not. (Tell how we are doing, happy or sad or scared),e.g. happy, sad, calm, worried, excited. ØWant. To allocate our energy before action. (To do or not to do, goals and desires) e.g. motives, purposes, agendas
In short, the mind is our operating THINK TANK and so we need to protect it.
WHAT IS SAFETY OF THE MIND?
Safety of the mind denotes to measures taken in order to protect from injury or harm…

WHAT IS SAFETY?

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INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY EDUCATION

Safety should not be regarded as a duty but should be taken as a level of consciousness in our day to day lives.
Safety is a noun defined as; The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk or injury OR denoting something designed to prevent injury or damage. 
TYPES OF SAFETYThere are various forms of safety or security such as safety of the body, property, health, morality and many more. We have put safety into two categories with both equally important and  inter-related. Safety can be;
i.  Internal Safety Internal safety is the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk or injury in regards to a person’s internal being with matters in relation to safety of: a) The Mind b) The Heart c) The Emotions
ii. External Safety External safety is the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk or injury in regards to a person’s external physical being with matters in relation to safety of: a) The Bod…

RESOURCES

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Want to be educated more on safety? The following are current resources from SFG which are freely available to every one. Contact Us for more information.


SFG EDUCATIONAL BOOKLET
Girl Safety Signs is an educational booklet aimed to educate women and men on safety issues in order to prevent crime and abuse whilst empowering women. The booklet features many different empowering and educative stories from various volunteers. 
This is a product of the I AM SAFE Project by Safety First for Girls.
Find it online by clicking the above link or going to:  SFG Educational Booklet
Available : Online and Offline


SFG EDUCATIONAL SERIES

The SFG Educational Series is a basic guide on safety education covering various issues from internal safety such as safety of the mind, heart and emotions, to external safety such as safety of the body, the other person and property. 

This is good for educators interested in teaching safety and also for any interested persons.

Available : By Email (safetyfirstforgirls@aol.c…