Mental Health &
Healthy
Coping

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We understand that this generation is the most stressed out generation of our time. There are so many different factors feeding into the psyche.

Instead of turning to a pill that you found on social media, here are some recommended coping mechanisms to handle mental stress.

01

Get some sleep.

Getting enough sleep helps you grow and develop normally, pay attention throughout the day and maintain overall health. For teens, this means about 8-10 hours each night.

02

Focus on your strengths.

Take some time to think about what you’re good at and ways to do more of those things. By focusing on and building your strengths, you can keep your stressors in perspective.

03

Do things that make you happy.

Find activities or hobbies that make you happy and incorporate them into your daily life. This might be a physical sport, an artistic outlet or spending time with family and friends.

04

Engage in physical activity.

Exercise takes our mind off stress and releases chemicals in our brain that make us feel better. This can be anything from a stroll in the park to a bike ride or basketball game with friends.

05

Eat Healthy.

Sounds simple, right?! What you eat and when can impact how you feel. Maintain a good regular diet. It can be easy to eat “junk food,” but avoid doing so as much as possible!

06

Talk to someone.

It can be hard to manage stress alone. Talk to a parent, teacher or other trusted adult about your problems and they may be able to help you find new ways to manage your stress.