Congratulations on taking steps to manage the stress in your life! Preparing to deal with life’s challenges in healthy ways is important for success in an uncertain world. This tool contains several strategies known to help people better manage stress. You can pick as many of the listed strategies that make sense to you and write in your own. The strategies you select will be entered into a downloadable document (PDF) you can save or print! Consider creating an account — that way you can revisit your plan later.
This plan can help you make smart decisions and may allow you to feel better about some of the stress in your life. But sometimes, just thinking about stress can create uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. If you feel like your stress is too much to handle, reach out to an adult who can support you. Doctors, counselors and health professionals are trained to help you. To learn about how to ask for help, read this.
Create a personalized plan that works for you so you’ll be prepared the next time you’re faced with a challenging situation. Having a wide range of healthy coping strategies to draw from ensures you’ll be able to handle what life throws your way. Each step of the plan contains a link to a more in depth explanation of the strategy. We also have aYouTube playlist with demonstrations and examples from young people about some of the strategies.
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