Do you have a friend or family member who experiences depression? Check out these 12 great gifts for someone with depression. These gifts encourage self-care, the use of adaptive coping strategies, and positive thinking.
It is often difficult to access helpful, more rational thoughts when we are feeling upset. Coping cards allow us to prepare for this by writing down helpful coping statements ahead of time, so that we can read through these statements when we feel upset and would otherwise find it difficult to access helpful thoughts and ways of viewing situations.
The start of the school year can be a very stressful time. It can be difficult to transition from the summer months, which are often less structured, to the routine of the school year. New classes, new teachers, new assignments, and possibly new peers all contribute to a sense of uncertainty that may evoke feelings of anxiety.