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Boulder DBSA Coping Strategies

Boulder: Sundays, 6-7:30PM / Northstar: Mondays, 7PM / Broomfield: Thursdays, 6:30-8PM

For those with mood disorders, tough times can feel utterly overwhelming, and trying to think clearly about coping strategies during such times can seem impossible.  We recognize this challenge and offer the following collected list of activities and coping strategies (gathered from many individuals over time) as a resource.   Please note that DBSA does not recommend any particular coping strategy over another, but we do encourage individuals to explore and experiment (keeping in mind their own unique needs, abilities and limitations) to develop "go to" coping strategies and activities that work well for them.  

Things You Can Do When You Don't Know What to Do

Distract / Engage Your Mind & Body

Mindful Explorations

Get Active

Explore Interests or "Feel Good" Activities

Do For Others

Let it Out

Do Something Spiritual

Do Something Different Unexpected or Unusual

Get Creative with Writing

Challenge Your Brain

Get Creative

Do Something Useful / Practical