Adaptive Coping Skills
Maladaptive Coping Skills
Feelings/Emotions
Scenarios
You
100

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

Reach out to your support people (family or friends), volunteer, practice self care, talk to a therapist, play with a pet

100

Name 2 maladaptive coping skills. 

Criticizing yourself, avoidance, substance use, violence, self harm 

100

What can cause us to feel nervous, restless or tense?

 

What is Anxiety?

100

You are sitting in class working and notice someone is tapping their pencil really loud. What do you do?

Explain that it is bothering your focus and ask them nicely to stop, or move to a new seat.

100

Tell us about a time you felt stressed. 

:-)

200

What can you do when you are overwhelmed?

Ask for help, count to 10, ask to take a break, squeeze a stress ball, talk to staff, go to the porch, walk, focus on your breathing

200

Why do we choose unhealthy coping skills?

Because they provide short term relief. 

(instantly feel good but have long term negative effects)

200

These symptoms are indicative of WHAT? Sad, hopeless, not sleeping, not hungry, frequent headaches.

What is Depression?

200

You just finished a test that was draining and more difficult than you expected. How do you reward yourself appropriately?

Get a snack, pat yourself on the back, give yourself a social media break, plan something with friends after school.

200

Name 3 people that support you

Keep building that support system! :) 

300

Who benefits from someone learning and using coping skills?

Themselves & others around them


Or EVERYONE

300

How can maladaptive/negative coping skills negatively impact our lives? 

Unhealthy coping skills hurts ourselves, hurts others, loss of friendship/relationships, cause new/more problems

300

What are some feelings behind anger?

Feeling afraid, hurt, frustration, loneliness

300

Your little sibling is purposely acting annoying while you're on the phone making it hard to hear and focus on the conversation. What skills can you use?

ask them nicely to leave, walk away, offer a compromise for giving you the quiet and space you need, express your needs and feelings in an assertive manner

300

 How many hours SHOULD adults get? And how many do you average a night?

Adults should average 8-10 hours a night. 

400

Name 5 adaptive coping skills. 

going to groups, listening to music, working out, talking to someone you trust, drawing, deep breathing, meditating, journaling, cleaning, positive self talk, take a bath, walk a dog, etc 

400

True or False: Lack of sleep doesn't impact mental health. 

False. Sleep for the brain is like gas for a car. 

Lack of sleep can exacerbate symptoms of mental health disorders like: reduced attention span, increased worry, lowered self esteem, mood instability, etc. 

400

A state of mental or emotional strain caused by adverse circumstances.

What is Stress?

400

You are getting ready to graduate high school and you are feeling anxious (worried) about the future, what do you do?

mindfulness (focus on whats present), keep a worry journal, manage sleep & nutrition, get organized, ask for help, talk to a trusted adult, ask questions, etc

400

Name 4 positives/strengths about yourself. 

Woo hoo! You are awesome. 

500

True or False: Holding your emotions in helps depression get better?

False, this can actually intensify your feelings. Holding your emotions in will eventually lead to your emotions coming out, often in unhealthy ways. 

500

At what point does watching TV, scrolling social media, sleeping, etc. become an unhealthy coping tool?

When you are doing it most the time or more than any other coping skills and it only helps in the moment.


500

Name your most common feeling.

Any Answer is correct

500

A visitor calls and tells you they cannot make it.

Ask to reschedule for another time, find something else to do like bake, talk to staff,  rearrange your room, thank your friend for letting you know.

500

Name 2 things you are proud of yourself for. 

Naming things you are proud of can help build self esteem 

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