988 hotline one year after implementation

Developing Healthy Coping Mechanisms

A coping mechanism is a strategy an individual uses when facing difficult emotions. There are several styles of coping mechanisms: Instrumental or emotion-focused – instrumental strategies focus on problem-solving while emotion-focused strategies allow individuals to handle feelings that result from an issue. Active or avoidant – active mechanisms involve an …

988 hotline one year after implementation

Minimizing Holiday Stress

With the heightened focus on family, finances, and work, the holidays can be a stressful time. To prevent stress from becoming overwhelming, prioritize mental health and well-being. Such practices can include: Establishing boundaries. The holidays can spread your time, patience, and money thin. By creating boundaries and working to maintain …