Teens Helping Teens Change the Language of Mental Health

Teen Toolbox – Coping Skills

INTERACTIVE COPING SKILLS

                        Talk to a Friend         

                        Laugh with Anyone   

                        Spend Time with Family – Play a Game; Watch a Show; Shop

                        Play with your Pet    

                        Play Group Sports     

                        Do Volunteer Work for Others

                        Encourage Someone Else Who’s Struggling

                        Compliment Someone New

                                               

PERSONAL COPING SKILLS    

                        Listen to Music; Play an Instrument; Sing; Dance

                        Take a Walk  

                        Read a Book You Enjoy (not just homework)

                        Quiet Time for Yourself

                        Organizing Your Room – Try It! 

                        Schedule Your Time & Activities

                        Take a Hot Shower   

                        Journal Your Thoughts

                        Draw or Paint

                        Take Photos  

                        Make a List of Everything Positive in Your Life – Including Your Personal Strengths

                        Make a Goal List of What You Want to Accomplish

                        Reward Yourself with Each Goal Accomplished

                        Punch a Pillow          

                        Yell in the Shower     

                        Deep Breathing         

                        Prayer            

                                               

POSITIVE EVERYDAY PRACTICES FOR COPING

                        Get Enough Sleep     

                        Eat Healthy Foods     

                        Regularly Exercise     

                        Be Confident in Yourself!

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