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Coping: resources to help make it through

Angry outbursts, anxiety, depression, mood swings, substance abuse, stress, or conflict with family, friends, or coworkers happen to everyone. We all strive to keep these experiences few and far between. And there are times we are more successful in keeping these experiences in check than others. And that’s ok… that’s expected… that’s normal. Even so, when we are in the middle of these negative feelings or situations, we can feel helpless to get out of them.

There are coping skills that specifically help us understand why we are thinking and feeling certain things at certain times AND help us change these responses so we can achieve what we want… peace, contentment, and positive relationships with the important people in our lives.

Click any of the links below to learn how to change your own behaviors, emotions, and thoughts that are causing you misery and distress.


STOP (Presented by: Self-Help Toons):  Use it when your emotions are threatening to get the best of you and you’re tempted to take unhelpful actions.

TIPP (Presented by: Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: use this to help you bring down intense or extreme emotions quickly.

Mindfulness/Wise Mind (Presented by: DBT-RU): Use this to help you make balanced decisions.

DEARMAN (Presented by: Sunrise Residential Treatment Center): Use this to help you build and maintain positive relationships

We hope these resources help give you practical ways to “cope” when needed. Coping isn’t meant to be a long-term solution to continual stressors. If you think you might benefit from counseling services or are curious about how counseling might help you manage anxiety, stress, or depression, you can learn more by clicking here.

Dala Heymeyer

Dala F. Hemeyer, MSW, LCSW
Director of Counseling
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri