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See Youth’s Coping Mechanisms For Bad Days

Hey everyone, Amy here, your friendly mental health advocate. As someone who’s experienced her fair share of mental health struggles and depression, being able to help others on their path to wellness is important to me. Today, I’d like to chat about a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: coping mechanisms for those less-than-sunny days.

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or just downright blue, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve to help you navigate the rough patches and come out on top.

  • Take a deep breath

When the world feels like it’s spinning out of control, sometimes the best thing you can do is hit pause and take a deep breath. Did you know that deep, controlled breathing is actually a calming technique often used to treat anxiety? Think of it as a way of hitting your body’s reset button. Stop, close your eyes, shut your mind for a second, and breathe.

  • Have a laugh!

I can’t talk about coping mechanisms without mentioning the magic of laughter. As a budding comedian, I believe that laughter is the best medicine. If you’re feeling down, cue up an episode of favourite comedy series, call up a friend who always knows how to make you giggle, and let the laughter wash away your worries.

  • Reach for a hand

Support is a powerful tool. Whether it’s a trusted friend, an understanding family member, or a professional therapist, there’s no shame in asking for help when you need it. Remember, you’re never alone in experiencing emotions or troubles, and there’s strength in vulnerability.

  • Unleash your creativity

Finally, bust out those creative juices! I enjoy music and mystery novels, and can attest to the therapeutic power of artistic expression. Try strumming a guitar, sketching a masterpiece, or penning a story — you’ll see that creativity has a way of soothing the soul and quieting the mind.

So, next time you find yourself caught in the grip of a bad day, remember these coping mechanisms: take a deep breath, indulge in a good laugh, unleash your creativity, and don’t hesitate to reach out for support. You’ll come out better, calmer and stronger.


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