Coping Skill Examples
True or False
Effective or Ineffective
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100

What is an example of a coping skill that helps our physical health as well? 

What is: balanced sleep, balanced eating, exercise, etc. 

100

True or False: 

Talking to others about problems in our lives is a healthy coping skill.

What is True: Talking to others allows us to share our emotions and problems so that we do not have to go through them alone.

100

Using a code word at home to signal that you need a break from a disagreement. 

What is effective: it can be beneficial to take a break during conflict as long as you agree to return to the subject. 

100

What is your Favorite Smell?

200

Can changing your body temperature can be used as a coping skill?

What is Yes: Splashing cold water or using an ice cube is a great way to calm down or reduce stress.

200

True or False:

Coping skills are used to avoid problems in our lives.

What is 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.

200

ALWAYS using Netflix to distract from issues that make you feel sad. 

What is ineffective: It is okay to use distraction sometimes but problem-solving skills may also need to be addressed 

200

What is your favorite movie or show?

300

Name three healthy coping skills you have used or want to try. 

Examples: listening to music, journaling, deep breathing, drawing, meditation, talking to someone, etc. 

300

True or False:

Coping skills are needed in our relationships with others. 



What is True: Sometimes we need to have skills to help in our relationships (FAST, GIVE, DEAR MAN). 

300

Contributing to the community around you. 

What is effective: Contributing can give you something positive to do and boost mood. 


300

What is your favorite food? Favorite healthy food?

400
Describe mindfulness... 

What is a state of mind where we are focusing on the present moment. 

400

True or False: 

Coping skills are not important to your well-being.

What is False: Coping skills create a sense of calmness, confidence, and inner-peace. They are important for your overall health.

400
Comparing your current situation to a time in the past when things were worse.

What is effective: It can be helpful to look at progress and realize things aren't as bas as they had been. 

400

What is your favorite song?

500

Explain one reason why deep breathing can be a helpful coping skill. 

When we are upset we often breathe in short, shallow breaths. Deep breaths can "reset" our body and mind. 

500

True or False:

Using our five senses can be important for coping skills. 

What is True: Being fully present in the moment through use of senses can be a coping skill or help us enjoy other coping skills more. 


500

Using alcohol or drugs to deal with stress. 

What is ineffective: Does not actually help you deal with issue and substances can actually increase negative emotions. 

500

What are some of your favorite coping skills?

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