Consequences
Behavior
What makes you...
True/False
What do you think?
100

Name a consequence of missing group.

You will miss our fun activity for the day! Or... you will miss seeing your group friends; you will miss what we talk about; you will miss the chance to make positive changes for yourself; you will miss the chance to reflect on yourself; you will miss the chance to unburden yourself from your worries and struggles.

100

How does a person behave when they are happy?

They might smile or laugh. They might speak to others in a friendly way. They might have healthy habits for eating and sleeping. They might make jokes with others. 

100

Feel happy or hopeful?

(It's up to you!)

100

People can experience more than one emotion in a day.

True! A lot can happen in one day, and our feelings will often change in response to the things that happen to us.

100

You just finished a painting and you're showing it to a friend. You ask them if they like it. Your friend says, "Uhhhhhhh..." and smiles. Their forehead is scrunched up, almost like they look worried. Your friend says, "Um. Sure, it's nice. Yeah. I like it. I do." How do you think your friend really feels about your painting?

They're trying very hard to say something nice, but it's clearly a struggle for them. It looks like maybe they don't like your painting but don't know how to say it nicely. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

200

Name a consequence that happens when a person looses their temper, is short with others, or gets mad often.

People will avoid you; you may have arguments; it will be hard to solve problems in a calm and mature way; people will hear your anger and not your words; etc.

200

How does a person behave when they are angry or irritable?

They might speak with a harsh tone. They might cross their arms. They might insult others or say negative things often. They might slam doors or throw things. They might give up on things very quick or lose their patience.

200

Feel anxious, worried, or scared?

(It's up to you!)

200

Anger and sadness are bad emotions.

False! Sadness often means we cared a lot about someone or something we lost. And many times, anger is what helps us stand up for ourselves when someone isn't treating us right.

200

You're out in town one day when you see your friend Mark walking out of the movie theater. He is pale and shaky, and his eyes are wide. When you say hi to him, he jumps as if he is very startled. How do you think Mark feels?

Poor Mark is scared out of his wits! He must have seen a scary movie inside that theater. 
300

Name a consequence of being impulsive or making rash decisions without thinking.

You may do something dangerous; you might forget something important; you might hurt someone's feelings; you might not be listening to something you need to know.

300

How does a person behave when they are depressed?

They might be very quiet and withdrawn. They might be very tired all the time, even if they sleep a lot. They might cry. They might have trouble feeling any emotions. They might not be interested in their hobbies anymore. They may say or feel that things are hopeless.

300

Feel angry?

(It's up to you!)

300

Ignoring your feelings is useful coping skill.

No it's not! Ignoring your feelings is like leaving a bag of garbage under the bed-- it's going to start to smell eventually. For ex: walking away when you're angry means you recognize you're angry, and you're addressing it by making the choice to go calm down. Ignoring anger would be staying in a situation that's making you mad.

300

Your friend Timmy says he is feeling energetic and happy today, but he is sitting slumped over in his chair, not making any kind of face, and doesn't show interest in doing anything today. How do you think Timmy feels?

Timmy says he feels energetic and happy, but his body language tells a different story. Timmy is acting more like he is sleepy, or even depressed.

400

Name a consequence of worrying too much.

You will forget the good things in your life; you will make yourself feel sick about a situation you might not actually have control over; you will convince yourself  the worst thing will happen and that will influence your actions; you will have problems sleeping and eating well.

400

How does a person behave when they are worried or anxious?

They might be restless and walk around a lot. They might talk or breathe fast. They might shake or tremble. They might make decisions without thinking them through. They might assume that the worst is going to happen even if there's no evidence to support that.

400

Feel depressed or hopeless?

(It's up to you!)

400

People can tell how I'm feeling by looking at me.

Not always! Our thoughts and feelings aren't written on our foreheads. Someone might look fine but be feeling sad, or smile when they feel nervous.

400

You've just watched your friend, Tammy, walk away from a disagreement. Tammy says, "It's fine. We're all allowed to have our opinions. I'm not angry at all!" but Tammy is very tense, she is flushed, and she is glaring and scowling very hard at the ground. Her fists are balled. How do you think Tammy feels?

Tammy says she is not angry, but her face and her body language tell a different story. It's okay to be mad sometimes! Sometimes, pretending we are not angry isn't helpful in the long run.

500

Name a consequence of being withdrawn, isolating yourself, or blocking people out.

You will have no one to comfort you when you are sad or worried; others may not know if you are okay/safe; you will have no one to share laughter or smiles with; others will not know what you need because you are not telling them.

500

How does someone behave when they are feeling impulsive?

They might talk over others or forget to let others have a turn speaking. They might do risky or dangerous things without stopping to think first. They might get into arguments with others more easily. They might know that something is risky or dangerous but do it anyway.

500

Feel like you don't want to talk to anyone, not even family or friends?

(It's up to you!)

500

We control our own feelings; other people can't force us to feel a certain way.

True! We're in charge of how we respond to what others say and do to us. (Challenge scenario: a child calls you "mean" for not letting them eat a marker.)

500

Kathy has a hard time sleeping at night; she finds that her head is full of thoughts about past regrets. Kathy even has trouble concentrating in group, and she feels shaky and restless. During check in, Kathy says, "I'm in a good mood." How do you think Kathy feels?

Kathy says she is fine, but her body language and her trouble sleeping tell a different story. Kathy is feeling anxious. We all worry sometimes, but Kathy's worries are stopping her from sleeping well and enjoying her day. The good news is, group is a great place for talking about your worries!

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