Healthy Coping Skills
Unhealthy Coping Skills
True or False
Does it Require a Coping Skill?
Explain it
100

What is a healthy coping skill that can help you relax?

 reading, running, working out , writting, deep breathing, meditating 

100

What are the benefits of unhealthy coping skills?

short term relief from negative feelings.

getting retriggered 

100

Coping skills are only used to help you relax. Why or why not?

False,

Managing your stress, anxiety, and/or depression is not always relaxing. exercise is a great healthy coping skill and is not necessarily relaxing although it results in the relief of negative symptoms.

100

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

ask nicely to stop, or move to a new seat

100

Why are coping skills helpful?

Helps you learn how to handle your emotions

200

What can you do when you are overwhelmed with school work?

 what is take a break, ask for help

200

What is an healthy coping skill you could replace with a unhealthy coping skill?

smoking too hanging with friends  playing cards, movies, doing something fun thats not harmful to the body

200

A helpful way to stop negative feelings is to distract yourself with coping skills.

False 

200

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

go to the mall, movies, get a snack, pat yourself on the back, 

200

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

Everyone! All the time!

300

What is a healthy coping skill you can use in session

deep breathing, talking to your counselor

300

What is an unhealthy coping skill you most teens use

doing drugs

300

Coping skills are only needed when you're struggling with negative emotions.

False

300

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

express your needs and feelings in an assertive manner, offer a compromise for giving you the quiet and space you need. 

300

What are some coping skills you use or would like to try using?

walking

coloring

taking a break

deep breathing


400

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

Hangin with the fam, reaching out to your support people

400

What is the difference between an unhealthy coping skill and a healthy coping skill? Extra points for examples of each!

They are both coping skills and therefore alleviate your negative feelings, however, the difference is...

Unhealthy Coping Skills only help to relieve your depression, anxiety, or stress while you're doing it or for the short term and may have negative impacts if used too often. (examples- substance use, self-harm, overeating, bullying or harming others, or too much screen time.)

Healthy Coping Skills help relieve your depression, anxiety, or stress for the longer and may have long-term benefits. (examples- exercise, finding hobbies and interests, being outside, walking, communicating your feelings to yourself and others, mindfulness practices.)

400

It's important to have lots of coping tools in your "toolbox" to pull from.

False

400

You are noticing symptoms of a panic attack. How do you cope to lessen symptoms and severity?

Remember it will not last and that although it feels terrible it cannot kill me. Do breathing, meditation, surround self with soothing things, have my support stay with me, use positive self talk. 

400

what makes something a "coping skill?"

If it helps you calm down to be able to handle a stressful situation.

500

What is a mindfulness practice that can help you calm your body and mind?

5 senses, belly breathing or deep breaths, meditation, body scans, etc. 

500

When does watching tv, scrolling social media, sleeping, etc become an unhealthy coping tool, AND why?

When you are doing it all the time or more than any other coping skills

Because it does not help relieve your depression, anxiety, or stress long term; it only helps in the moment.

500

It is important to not use unhealthy coping skills

False

500

What are two visualization techniques you can use to de-stress or help go to sleep?

Red-blue light, progressive muscle relaxation, container, 10 candles, calm place...

500

What are the 4 categories of coping skills or self-care?

1) Before- coping skills to help you prepare for or prevent negative feelings (ex. grounding tools, breathing, identifying potential triggers)

2) During- coping skills to help you regulate your emotions while you are experiencing something that triggers your negative emotions (ex. breathing, drinking water, taking breaks, walking)

3) Right After- coping skills that help you to calm down or regulate after you have experienced something that triggers you (ex. physical movement, grounding tools, body scans, mindfulness practices, talking to a support person, music)

4) Ongoing/Regular- coping skills or self-care practices that help you to relax and regulate your emotions long-term (ex. meaningful activities that you enjoy, spending time with your support people, having time to yourself, sleeping well, exercise, mindfulness practices)

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