Life, school, relationships, and our feelings can be a lot to manage, at times, and sometimes we just try and pretend we are okay.
This doesn't always work, and sometimes simple strategies can help us cope.
Coping skills are strategies that help you manage problems or emotional stress, and strategies can vary from person to person. Coping skills build resilience because they increase your ability to deal with negative emotions, panic attacks, and other difficult situations.
Practicing coping strategies, like breathing and mindfulness, when we don't need them or feel okay is key. Doing this helps teach our body how to calm down when things aren't okay and allows us to adapt coping skills to meet our needs.
Try incorporating a strategy into your daily routine today. Use this flyer to help develop a plan to cope.
Disclaimer: These links are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as psychological interventions or as a substitute for psychological treatment. If you are in need of psychological help you should seek the consultation of a licensed mental health professional. If this is a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.