Coping Skills

Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Feeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress. Here are some healthy ways you can deal with stress:

Take Breaks

Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories.
It’s good to be informed but hearing about the traumatic event constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple of times a day and disconnecting from phone, tv, and computer screens for a while.

Take care of yourself

Taking care of yourself includes both your body and mind.
Eat healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and give yourself a break if you feel stressed out.

Talk to others

Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Share your problems and how you are feeling and coping with a parent, friend, counselor, doctor, or pastor. If problems continue talk to a psychologist, social worker or counselor.

Calming Corner

These videos were created to help people and offer a moment to themselves. Listen, watch and enjoy.