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Developing healthy coping skills is an important part of your mental health. Healthy coping skills help us deal with the challenges of life's changes. Unhealthy coping skills can lead to mental health crises and addictions. Read our self-help tips today and learn how you can develop healthy coping skills and help your loved ones develop theirs.

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Hardships Are Temporary

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        It doesn’t matter who you are or how many luxuries you have; every person is going to experience hardships in their life.  These are the moments…


Accessing Your Wise Mind

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

Considering the fast pace of our world, it is not surprising that we may engage in reactive responses or employ knee-jerk decisions. However, if we can find a way to…


Self Care during the Holidays

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

For some the holiday time can be an exciting time of year filled with great food, loved ones, and traditions. For others, it can bring feelings of anxiety, loneliness, frustration…


Don’t React, Respond: How to Better Control Your Emotion

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Have you been in a conversation or a situation where someone has said something that’s triggered you to react?  Maybe you’ve become angry, or frustrated, or sad?  And once you…


Present Moment Awareness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Do you find yourself stuck in the past, ruminating over previous conversations or interactions?  Or maybe you’re focused on the future, stressing about what could happen or how your future…


How to Create a Positive Outlook

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you stuck on the negatives in your life?  Maybe you’re at a job that you don’t like, or you’re in an apartment rather than in the home of your…


Feeling Lonely: How to Fight the Stigma

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Feeling Lonely: One day you are sitting alone after a long day and it hits you: you are feeling lonely. Whether you moved to a new city, had a falling…


Coping with PMDD

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Coping with PMDD: PMDD, or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, is when premenstrual symptoms are more severe than PMS, occurring for a longer period of time, and affecting mental health symptoms, such…


Resiliency And Rewards

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Resilience and Rewards

The battle of resilience versus rewards has had an impact on our survival throughout time.  In our early years as Homo Sapiens, failure meant the loss of life. …


The Wave

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson

Are you feeling overwhelmed by negative feelings? Are these feelings compounded by the negative feelings you have about your initial emotion, as in meta-emotions. Meta-emotions are way that they…


Evaluating Coping Skills

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

This tip is designed to help you answer a few questions about using coping skills for anxiety and depression. So, in order to begin a discussion about coping skills and…


Coping Skills For Anxiety

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Anxiety Treatment in Philadelphia: Coping skills for anxiety: As you may already know, anxiety is a normal feeling and a typical reaction to many events in everyday life.  It can help…