Coping Skills

The main symptoms of this disorder include hallucinations and delusions

What is schizophrenia?


What are the 4 hallucinations?






Stronger emotions (anxiety or sadness) than usual or having no emotions at all is a warning sign of psychosis 



Name 2 coping skills

Journaling, gardening, playing games, talking to support systems, etc. 


Someone who experiences episodes of high energy, impulsivity, and periods of depression most likely has

What is Bipolar?


What are 2 examples of Negative Symptoms?

Alogia (diminished speech)

Anhedonia (lack of motivation)

Flat Affect (lack of feeling or expressing oneself)

Diminished hygiene

Asociality (not being social)


People can experience up to 2 different types of symptoms with psychosis

False (Positive, Negative, and disorganized) 


Humming, Prayer, meditation, and mantras are all examples of what kind of coping skills?

Distraction Coping Skills


Mary was diagnosed with a mental illness that includes both symptoms of psychosis and a mood component. Mary most likely has..

What is Schizoaffective Disorder


Name 3 types of Delusions and examples of them

1. Delusions of Paranoia or Persecutory Delusions (i.e., belief that one is going to be harmed by an individual, organization or group), 

2. Delusions of Reference or Referential Delusions (i.e., belief that gestures, comments, or environmental cues are directed at oneself), 

3. Grandiose Delusions (i.e., belief that the individual has exceptional abilities, wealth, or fame), 

4. Erotomanic Delusions (i.e., a false belief that another individual is in love with him/her), 

5. Nihilistic Delusions (i.e., a conviction that a major catastrophe will occur), 

6. Delusions of Grandeur: Feeling super important, feeling like one has super powers, or is an important figure like a celebrity or Napoleon. 

7. Delusions of Control: the belief that the mind is being controlled by outside forces 

8. Somatic Delusions (i.e., a preoccupation with bodily functions)


Everyone who experiences a psychotic episode are diagnosed with a mental illness

False (less than 1% of people who experience a psychotic episode go on to receive a diagnosis of schizophrenia)


How many coping skills do people need?

Generally speaking, people do best with a wide variety of coping skills. That’s because skills that work great for one thing (let’s say anger) may not necessarily help with something else (stress, for example).


Vincent experiences quickly changing moods, impulsivity, and rapid speech. During manic episodes, he also reports feeling like the world shifts around him and he has special powers. Vincent most likely has...

Bipolar with Psychotic Features 


What symptoms differ between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

Schizophrenia has symptoms of psychosis (hallucinations, delusions, etc.) and Bipolar has mood components (mania, depression, etc.)


It is impossible to prevent Mental Illnesses

Fact- Prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders focuses on addressing known risk factors such as exposure to trauma that can affect the chances that children, youth, and young adults will develop mental health problems



If the coping skill doesn't work the first time it's been tried, then it won't work

False: Coping skills can take a while for the body to adjust to something new. Developing a group of effective coping skills may mean learning more about yourself and getting curious about what helps you and what doesn't.


Daniel loves to smoke marijuana with his buddies on the weekends. During those times, he experiences hearing people talk inside his head and feeling like the people around him are out to get him. When sober, Daniel notices that he doesn't have any symptoms. Daniel most likely has...

What is Substance-Induced Psychosis?


Susan's family has noticed over the last few months that she has been spending most of her money, not sleeping, and becoming irritable with them. Susan is most likely experiencing...

What is Mania


Children experience mental health problems

Fact: Even very young children may show early warning signs of mental health concerns. Half of all mental health disorders show first signs before a person turns 14 years old, and three-quarters of mental health disorders begin before age 24



What is a emotional regulation?

Emotion regulation is the ability to exert control over one's own emotional state. It may involve behaviors such as rethinking a challenging situation to reduce anger or anxiety, hiding visible signs of sadness or fear, or focusing on reasons to feel happy or calm.