Tools for Coping

Self-Care – Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.

Relationships – The relationships we form with other people are vital to our mental emotional wellbeing.  It is important to understand how healthy relationships work and recognize what they look like.

Resilience – Dealing with change or loss is an inevitable part of life.  Resiliency is the behaviors, thoughts, and action that you can learn and develop to help adapt to life-changing and stressful situations.

Generosity – Through generosity, the sensitivity that we feel toward another person allows us to be more sensitive to ourselves and to give ourselves more value.

Awareness – By learning about mental health, including facts, myths, symptoms, and resources, we can raise awareness.

Physical Health – Physical activity can decrease stress hormones, distract from negative thoughts and emotions, promote confidence, provide social support and create a buffer against stress and anxiety.

Emotions – Emotions play an important role in how we think and behave.  Recognizing our emotions and learning to manage them is one of the most important skills we can have.

Mindset – Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results.  Having a positive mindset means making positive thinking a habit.

Prevention – In terms of mental wellness, prevention is learning how to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors to help us face mental health challenges.

Support – Mental health support is anything that people give or receive to protect and promote their mental health and wellbeing.

Gratitude – Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has. Feeling grateful boosts happiness and fosters both physical and mental health.

Community – Community is about connections.  Being part of a community can have a positive effect on mental health and emotional well-being.

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