Helpful vs. Harmful Ways to Manage Emotions

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About This Tool

This uses the PAUSE, ACKNOWLEDGE, THINK, and HELP technique to address emotions. There are several suggestions included in this worksheet. The content was adapted from Red Flags “Harmful Coping Responses” and “Coping Responses.

This worksheet is also available in Spanish.

About the Creator

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

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The information and documents included here are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with questions pertaining to your medical condition(s), treatment and care, and any other aspects relating to your health.

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