Coping Skills

Coping skills are things we can do to handle strong emotions and stressful situations. We can’t always change our situation, but we can do things to help us manage the feelings and thoughts we have about those situations!

How do I find coping skills that work? Practice, practice, practice! Practice the skills BEFORE hard times so they’ll be easier to use when you need them. Know that different skills work at different times so it’s important to have a few to try. Find coping skills that help you feel better and think more positively. The second part is having a PLAN. 

For more specific information about coping skills, please visit Purdy's School Counseling Distance Learning Site