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Healthy or unhealthy coping strategy?

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    Identify which of these is an example of a healthy coping strategy and which is a negative example:
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  • Is writing your feelings on paper then ripping it up a healthy or unhealthy coping strategy?
    Healthy
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  • Is splashing your face with cold water a healthy or unhealthy coping strategy for dealing with stress?
    Healthy
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  • Is crying a healthy or unhealthy coping strategy for dealing with stress?
    Healthy!  Crying can help our bodies release pent up energy and often we feel relieved after cry.  
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  • Is recognizing HALT signals (hungry, angry, lonely, tired) a healthy or unhealthy coping strategy for dealing with stress?
    Healthy
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  • Is journaling a healthy or unhealthy coping strategy for dealing with stress?
    Healthy.  Do you ever journal your feelings?  Do you find it helpful?
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  • Your parent says you will not buy you something you really want. Is screaming, "I hate you!" and threatening to run away a  healthy or unhealthy way of managing your disappointment?
    Unhealthy
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  • Your parents say you have to go to your brother's basketball game but you hate basketball. Is locking yourself in your room and refusing to come out a healthy way of managing your frustration and anger?
    Unhealthy
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  • A kid in your class is always teasing you. One day at recess you shove her hard and she falls to the ground.
    Unhealthy. What could you have done instead?
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  • Your mom keeps calling your name but you are mad at her so you ignore her.
    Unhealthy. What could you do instead?
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  • You are worried about a test tomorrow so you stress eat 15 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
    Unhealthy. What is something more nutritious you can snack on or could have had less cookies?
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  • You don't want to go to school today because you had a fight at recess with a classmate so you pretend you are sick.  Cough cough.  
    Unhealthy. What can you do instead of faking sick?  Won't this still be a problem 2 days from now?  
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  • The train is delayed and you are getting worried you are going to be late to a party. Is listening to music a healthy way of managing your anxiety?
    Yes. Can you think of any other healthy coping strategies?
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  • It is Wednesday and Noelle has a project on penguins due in Science for  Friday. Noelle feels anxious every time she thinks about it so binge watches a Netflix show instead of working on the project.
    Unhealthy. Noelle is procrastinating and avoiding her assignment. What could Noelle do instead?
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  • True or False: Sometimes there is nothing we can do to change a situation and we just have to accept it. This does not mean we like or agree with it.
    True. What is something in your life you have no control over?
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  • Molly is uncomfortable presenting her Science project in front of the entire class so she fakes sick.
    Unhealthy. Molly is being avoidant. What would you do if you were Molly?
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  • True or false: Self-regulation is when we can tell how we are feeling and decide what we need to feel better
    True.
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  • True or False: Mindfulness means focusing on being in the present moment and observing thoughts without judgement.
    True
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