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Sherfield and Moody Cornerstones
Topic: Live
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Anxiety and Depression
• Anxiety affects more than 13% of adult
population
• Depression can range from mild and
situational to long-term clinical illness
• Mild cases can be alleviated by therapies such
as exercise, relaxation techniques, selfnurturing, and controlling self-talk
• Don’t hesitate to seek professional help
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Holistic Approach to Wellness
• Your mind: thinking clearly and making good
decisions
• Your soul: the importance of spirituality in
communication, relationships and selfexpression
• Your body: factors such as exercise, nutrition,
rest and healthy habits affect your overall
balance
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Mental Health
• Having a positive sense of self-worth
• Making an effort to be healthy
• Having the capacity to love and to have
meaningful relationships
• Understanding reality and self-limitations
• Having compassion for others
• Being non-egocentric
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Nourish Your Soul
• Find activities and thoughts that bring you joy
comfort and peace
• Commune with nature
• Socialize with those who lift you up
• Indulge your creative tendencies
• Look around and count your blessing
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Need to Change Your Diet?
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Choose lean, baked, or boiled meats
Eat a variety of foods
Choose whole grains
Choose low fat foods
Drink lots of water
Severely limit unhealthy and fast foods
Find healthy snacks
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Prescription Drug Abuse
• Widespread misuse for nonmedical purposes:
– Pain medication
– Anti-anxiety and sleep aids
– Stimulants
• Abusers can easily become addicted
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Cocktail or Club Drugs
• Ecstacy
• Sextasy – ecstacy and Viagara
• Roofies/GHB – “date rape drug”
• Crystal meth – very addictive and dangerous
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Keep Your Beverage Safe!
• When in public:
– Be suspicious of accepting a drink from someone
you don’t know
– Accept only unopened, canned, or bottled drinks
– Do not leave beverages unattended
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Binge Drinking Facts
• Defined as 3-5 drinks within a 3-4 hour period
• Estimated 2 in 5 college students binge
• Harsher consequences for female drinkers
• Affects both health and academics
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Smoking Cessation
• Pay attention to why you smoke
• Tell loved ones you are quitting and seek
support
• Stop buying cigarettes
• Think how you will spend the money you’ll
save
• Make a list of helpful people/resources
• Use a stop-smoking aid
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Sexually Transmitted Disease
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HIV/AIDS
Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Genital warts
Herpes
Hepatitis
Syphillis
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STD’s and Birth Control
• Many birth control methods do not protect
against STD’s
• Only total abstinence is 100% effective in
preventing STD’s and pregnancy
• Decisions related to sexual activity will affect
you for the rest of your life, so choose
carefully!
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Topic Reflections
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Take time for friends and family
Engage positive people and thought
Stay healthy with exercise and proper diet
Take care of your spiritual health
Find a way to decompress
Protect yourself with new people and in public
places like clubs and parties
• Understand that choices have consequences
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