Healthy Coping Skills
Unhealthy Coping Skills
Benefits
True or False
Self Care
Reflection
100

Name 3 healthy coping skills.

- Read a Book, Writing/Drawing/Painting, Listening to Music, Spending Time with Friends/Family, Go for a Walk, Deep Breathing, Meditation

100

Name one example of an unhealthy coping skill.

Avoiding Help

- Fighting

- Yelling at others

- Harming others or yourself

100

Which of the following is a benefit of using healthy coping skills? 

a.) they reduce stress b.) they allow us to create better relationships c.) they allow us to have a healthy mind and body d.) all of the above

d.) all of the above

100

True or False: Talking to others about problems in our lives is a healthy coping skill.

TRUE! Talking to others allows us to share our emotions and problems so that we do not have to go through them alone.

100

Tell me some ways to care for yourself

healthy eating, good sleep schedule, speak nicely to yourself, surround yourself with positive people

100

What is something that made you smile today?

ANY

200

Healthy coping skills help us

a.) Deal with stressors in our lives b.) Work through our emotions and problems c.) Process our thoughts and emotions d.) All of the above

 

d.) All of the above

Using healthy coping skills allow us to take a minute and process what is happening with our emotions, stressors, thoughts, and problems.

200

 Which of the coping skills below are unhealthy.

Getting Fresh Air, Talking to a Trusted Friend/Adult, Destroying Property, Exercising, Playing Sports, Taking Feelings Out on Others, Yelling at someone you don't like

Destroying Property, Taking Feelings Out on Others, Yelling at someone you don't like

200

What are some benefits that you have experienced from using healthy coping skills

-Feeling more relaxed 

-Having a clear mind to help solve your problems 

-Creating healthy relationships with others 

-Being able to think about your response to a situation

200

True or False: Every coping skill is healthy

FALSE! Some ways that we learn to cope are not healthy for us! (ex: fighting, eating too much, running from problems, etc.)

200

why is self care important?

taking care of yourself leads to better self esteem, more relationship satisfaction, better coping skills

200

Random:

What is the name of the Assistant Principal for your grade level?

Mr. Harris

Mrs. Totino 

Mrs. Carroll 

300

Name something that you can journal about.

- Your Feelings (sad, happy, mad, motivated, etc.) Thoughts, Favorite Activities, Goals, Future Events

300

How do unhealthy coping skills affect us?

they can hurt us, can hurt others, can cause more problems and consequences

300

Random: 

What is the name of the Principal at Maple Avenue?

Mr. Singer

300

True or False: Coping skills are used to avoid problems in our lives.

FALSE! Coping skills help us work through our problems and emotions. You do not want to avoid these! Avoiding is considered an unhealthy coping skill.

300

What is positive self talk?

The conversation or dialogue that you have within yourself that creates positive overall thought process and feelings. 

300

Name 2 things you can do to prevent stress and anger from building up.

Practicing self-care, having a healthy support system, engage in coping skills, acknowledging and processing stressors, getting adequate sleep, eating nutritious foods, etc.

400

Random:

What is your teacher's name?

Mrs. Boucher

400

Give me an example of replacing an unhealthy coping skill with a healthy coping skill

-Instead of hitting someone, take some time away to process your emotions. 

-Instead of walking out of class without permission, take some deep breaths and ask permission to use the bathroom (take a walk)

400

What are some of the benefits of journaling that we do daily?

-expressing / venting our feelings

-setting goals

-processing situations of stress

-expressing creativity 

400

True or False: Coping skills help you focus on the important things in your life.

TRUE! When we can cope with problems in our lives, it is easier to focus on everything else that is important to us

400

Tell me one positive affirmation or positive thing about yourself

ANY


400

Identify an emotion that is difficult for you to express.

ANY

500

What is a healthy coping skill to use when you're feeling lonely and isolated?

ANY


500

What are two emotions that often lead you to engage in unhealthy coping skills?

ANY

500

When can a healthy coping skill become unhealthy?

When it is done excessively and in a unhealthy way.

500

True or False: Coping skills are not important to your well-being.

FALSE! Coping skills create a sense of calmness, confidence, and inner-peace. They are important for your overall health

500

Tell me 2 ways you practice self care?

ANY

500

Share something that you are grateful for.

ANY


600

What are some of the coping skills you are currently using?

ANY

600

What is an unhealthy coping skill you currently use?

ANY


600

Who can benefit from using coping skills? AND When should they be used? 

EVERYONE ALL THE TIME

600

True or False: There are instant "fixes" for stress.

Why or why not?

False 

Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure. Coping skills, personal strengths, and other environmental supports are built over time.

600

True or false: In order to practice self care you need to spend lots of time and money?

FALSE

600

What is a coping skill you would recommend to a friend or family member?

ANY

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