This page discusses coping skills.
Mental health problems can originally begin when prompted by external triggers, such as stress (either physical or emotional) prompt actual chemical changes to be made inside your brain.
The ultimate goal is to reverse or prevent these changes from ever being made in the first place, and give the individual tools so they can mitigate and control their own stress levels.
These types of skills are particularly important for this component of mental health.
Learning skills and utilizing them over time can help an individual to achieve and maintain good mental health over the long run.
Here are some good coping skills:
Meditation or Relaxation – These can include strategies such as deep breathing exercises or learning to modulate your own individual relaxation response. It can even include more advanced techniques such as progressive relaxation of the muscles. In whole, these techniques enable you to control stress levels and actually induce a relaxed state.
As you can see, there are a wide variety of techniques you can use to help manage your stress levels, and develop your coping skills.
These skills that you just read about are foundational.
If you've mastered these skills, move on to Advanced Coping Skills.
Talk with a qualified psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, or licensed clinical mental health counselor if you are interested in more information.
You need to make sure that if you are experiencing any symptoms of mental illness, that you seek the care of a trained mental health professional. They should be able to offer you advice and expertise in dealing with your individual issues and situation.
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