Monday, August 24, 2009

Coping Techniques For Hard Economic Times

Coping Techniques For Hard Economic TimesMany people are finding it difficult to cope during these hard economic times.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services suggests using these coping techniques:
  • Trying to keep things in perspective - recognize the good aspects of life and retain hope for the future.
  • Strengthening connections with family and friends who can provide important emotional support.
  • Engaging in activities such as physical exercise, sports or hobbies that can relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Developing new employment skills that can provide a practical and highly effective means of coping and directly address financial difficulties.

And if you need additional help, don't be afraid to seek it. Talk to your physician, a mental health provider, community mental health center, spiritual leader, school counselor, etc. These people can help you get through the rough times.

If you are in need of immediate help, seek your nearest emergency room or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Source: SAMHSA

*Information on is for informational purposes only. Always seek medical advice from your physician. In cases of emergency, seek care from an emergency health care provider.

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