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Sane Mind: Protect your mind: The Brain

Your brain is not only one of the most important organs in the human body; it is also the most complex. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior. The brain is the source of all the qualities that define our humanity. The brain is the crown jewel of the human body.

Ways to protect your brain:

  • Protect your brain from physical trauma some of the injuries to your brain can occur due to head trauma. Head trauma can result from blows to the head, which damage brain tissue, blood vessels, nerves or other areas of the brain. Many accidents cannot be prevented, but you can do things to reduce the likelihood of sustaining brain trauma.

  • Use helmets and seatbelts

  • Not abusing drugs or alcohol

  • Rejecting physical, emotional, or sexual abuse

  • Expecting and accepting R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  • Giving R-E-S-P-E-C-T to yourself and others

  • Stress Reduction

It is important to practice Stress Reduction to enhance your quality of life, and protect your brain. Stress Reduction starts with identifying the sources of stress in your life. Stress can be very harmful. Stress can affect your body, mood, and behavior. It is important to identify your stressors to help combat symptoms that may occur. Below are some of the symptoms that are indicators of too much pressure that can come from you, school, or home. Behavior and feelings that may be indicative of stress:

How you can reduce stress in your life:

1. Change the situation:

2. Take Control of the Situation:

3. Change your response to the Stressor

4. Don’t try to control the uncontrollable.

Unhealthy Ways to Handle Stress:

Smoking/Drinking/Overeating or under eating/ Withdrawal from friends, family, and activities/Sleeping too much Healthy Ways to Handle Stress:

Go for a walk in the mall/ Talk to a friend/Read a Book/Taking a refreshing bath/Go to the movies/Exercise

SANE MIND –TRAPS TO AVOID

Avoid Alcohol Abuse

Avoid Drug Abuse

Avoid Pseudo-Intimacy

Avoid Bullying & Violence

Avoid Stealing

Avoid Poor Self-Esteem

Avoid High Stress Situations

SANE MIND –KEYS TO SUCCESS

Take responsibility for Your Actions

Recognizing the Important Things In Life Learn to Recognize True Intimacy

Delayed Gratification

Get Mental Health Help if You Need It

Embrace Protective Behavior

Embrace Abstinence

Be an Advocate for Violence Prevention

Mission Board Review

NONSENSE OUT

Brain Damage

Harm to Others

Jail & Incarceration Trust Breaker

Allows for Abuse

STD’s & Pregnancy

Incarceration

Fear of Incarceration Lung Cancer

NONSENSE IN

Alcohol & Marijuana

Bullying

Illegal Drugs

Lying

Poor Self-Esteem

Pseudo-intimacy

Violence

Stealing

Tobacco

Gambling

SENSES IN

Nutritious Food

Respect Yourself

Respect Others

Truth

True Intimacy

Empathy

Social Responsibility

Giving to Others

SENSES OUT

Healthy Mind & Body

Good Self-Esteem

Treat Others Well

Builds Trust

True Love

Helpful to Society

Building Your Community

Healthy Mind & Body

Safe Community

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