What are coping mechanisms?

Coping mechanisms are tactics that you can use to get through stressful situations. Dealing with uncomfortable emotions is challenging and, sometimes, unhealthy coping mechanisms are easier to turn to in these intense moments. However, the only way to safely get through tense situations and overwhelming feelings is to practice using healthy coping mechanisms.

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