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SES 643 POSTER PRESENTATION TAKING SIDES CLASHING VIEWS IN Special Education Unit 3 Presented by: Sheila Mutinta Phipps University of North Carolina - Greensboro Prevention Mental Health Screening is broadly defined by NCBI as “…a two-part process that first identifies risk factors or early phenotypic features (behaviors, bio-markers) whose presence in individuals makes the development of psychological or behavioral problems more likely, and then segments the relevant subset of the population to receive a unique preventive intervention” (NCBI, 2009). Mental illness is also desribed as a term that “… has been expanded to include natural ills to which the flesh is heir” (Behan, 2015 pp 248). …show more content…

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides the following warning signs for mental illness in children and teens: • Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than 2 weeks (e.g., crying regularly, feeling fatigued, feeling unmotivated) • Trying to harm or kill oneself or making plans to do so • Out-of-control, risk-taking behaviors that can cause harm to self or others • Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason, sometimes with a racing heart, physical discomfort or fast breathing • Not eating, throwing up or using laxatives to lose weight; significant weight loss or gain • Severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships • Repeated use of drugs or alcohol • Drastic

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