Healthy problem-focused coping skillsAsk for the support of a friend or professional, create a to-do list, participate in problem solving, set healthy limits, walk away and leave a situation that is causing you stress, work to better manage your time. Unlike unhealthy coping, healthy coping mechanisms can effectively mitigate the nature and impact of these psychological responses (Gurvich et al. The Family Health Clinic provides a unique opportunity to work together with your nurse practitioner and therapist to meet your mental, physical and emotional health needs. Let's look at several scenarios in which these coping mechanisms are used in unhealthy and unhealthy ways.
To help you overcome life's obstacles and difficulties, especially when it's not possible (or not enough) to get professional help, try relying on these healthy strategies backed by experts.