Healthy Coping Strategies
This page is devoted to providing support by offering some suggestions for coping with stress. "Coping strategies," or "coping mechanisms" are helpful skills and devices that we can use to ease our anxiety in the moment. They may seem simple and obvious but many people find them very helpful.
First, remember that feelings are not facts. Therefore the best way to handle this is to understand that emotions are temporary and if we just wait a while we can get past whatever it is we are upset about. It's important not to act on the emotions and make things worse. Coping Strategies are designed to help us get past the emotions and not make them worse.
At the bottom of this page are some links to websites that may provide additional strategies and links to articles with some good strategies.