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Healthy Coping Skills

Throughout our lives we develop styles or ways of responding to difficult situations.  These ways are called coping skills. They can be Negative or Positive. Negative coping skills are unhealthy ways that we respond. Such as smoking, drinking, over or under eating, zoning out, withdrawing, using pills or drugs, avoiding, taking it out on others,  or self-harm. Positive coping skills are healthy safe ways aid in staying calm and in control when faced with difficult situations Some help you remain calm in the situation, others help you to do some problem-solving to prevent the problem from surfacing again.

The best way to help a Friend in need is to “Speak Up”! 

If you or someone you know needs support and/or is in a suicidal crisis, 

Contact  the educational therapist, a school counselor, administrator, teacher, a responsible adult, law enforcement or call

 1-800-273-TALK (8255) —National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If this is an emergency and you or someone else is in danger/not safe, please call 911.

Suicide Warning Signs

If you are concerned that a person may be suicidal, look out for changes in behavior or the presence of entirely new behaviors. Is the new behavior related to a painful event, loss, or change? Most people who take their lives exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do.

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