Healthy Coping Skills
Unhealthy Coping Skills
Other Q’s

Name 3 healthy coping skills that you use or want to start using.

- Reading

- Writing/Journaling

- Listening to music

- Talking to friends/family

- Taking a walk

- Deep breathing

- Meditation


Name one example of an unhealthy coping skill.

- Throwing things

- Saying something mean to others

- Yelling at others

- Harming others or yourself


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


True or False: 

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


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


Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Spongebob Squarepants


Name two healthy coping skills that you use or want to use.

- Playing a game

- Talking to a therapist

- Watching t.v./movies

- Exercising/Going for a walk

- Playing sports

- Arts and Crafts

- Talking with friends


Name two unhealthy coping skills.

- Yelling at others

- Saying mean things

- Not eating enough

- Avoiding the problem


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


True or False:

Keny was born with blue hair!



What is the sweet food made by Bees?



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.


How can unhealthy coping skills negatively affect our lives?

When we use an unhealthy coping skills we can hurt ourselves, hurt others, cause more problems that we have to deal with, etc.


Exercise is a great coping skill that is good for your _____, body, and ____ .

Mind, Soul

Exercise helps you stay healthy mentally, physically, and spiritually.


True or False:

Coping skills are used to avoid problems in our lives.


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


What is guacamole?



Describe mindfulness. Is it a coping skill?

Mindfulness is when you center yourself in the present moment. It can be done through meditation, relaxation exercises, or just simply slowing down and taking notice of things that are currently around you. 

Yes, it is a coping skill!


Dani has a lot of stress from school. When she gets home, she yells at her brother to get her frustration out. Is this a healthy coping skill?


Talking with someone is a great coping skill. However, yelling is unhealthy and it may cause issues in our relationships.


What coping skills can be used to reduce stress? Name three.

- meditation

- talking with someone

- breathing exercises

- exercise

- mindfulness

- yoga


True or False:

Ashley was born with 8 toes!



What does Harry potter have on his forehead?

A scar


Name three things that you can journal about every day.

- Your feelings (sad, happy, mad, motivated, etc.)

- Thoughts

- Types of coping skills that you used that day

- Things/activities that you did that day

- Goals that you have for the week/month/year


Marley gets in to a fight with his mom. He pushes her out of the way and storms into his room slamming his doors. What are the 2 unhealthy things that Marley did?

1. Pushes mom

2. Slammed his door


What do coping skills help us with?

Coping skills help us work through and process our emotions so that we can reduce the effect that stressors have on our lives.


True or False:

Coping skills are not important to your well-being.


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


What colors are on the Celtics team Jersey?

- Green, Black and White

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