Healthy Coping Mechanisms
Written in collaboration with Resilience Collective
From 2023, we have partnered up with Resilience Collective (RC), a non-profit organisation dedicated to advocating for and supporting mental wellness through free peer support, with a special focus on youths. Keep scrolling to find out more about some examples of healthy coping mechanisms!
Tip #1: Embrace the Ride
Learn to accept that people will come and go as they move on to the next stage in life. Being aware of what we can control such as our emotions, attitudes and having at least one person that you can trust to talk about it.
Tip #2: Reclaiming Time, Rediscovering Happiness
Manage your time effectively by prioritising your own mental health and set aside time to spend with family and friends. Reading up and looking at materials for information can help one to better cope with mental health challenges.
Tip #3: Opinions Off, Progress On: Your Journey, Your Rules!
Reframing our mindset helps to block out and filter negative opinions so we can be secure and assertive with our own decisions. Ignoring people’s opinions about you also helps you to focus on your progress and to go at your own pace.
Photo Credit: Resilience Collective
Like what you're seeing? Find out more about RC and the various initiatives here. Through peer support groups, the Circles of Resilience (CR) members from RC provides a close-knit community of young adults who support one another through harnessing their mental health lived experiences while learning to cope with their conditions and challenges in a safe space. Register to be a CR member at here.
Let's come together to spread the word about RC, ensuring that more youths in need discover the safe haven they can turn to.