Preventing a Crisis

We all experience crisis during our lives, and people manage difficult events every day. Here are some things that you can do to help prevent a crisis, or help you cope during stressful times.

  • Express gratitude
  • Positive self-talk
  • Take a bath or shower
  • Exercise – go for a walk
  • Leave the area, if you are in conflict with others
  • Gardening
  • Deep breathing
  • Call a friend
  • Help someone else
  • Listen to music that soothes you
  • Watch a movie, especially comedies
  • Read
  • Write, paint, draw, sing, play music
  • Care for an animal
  • Use coping skills learned in Groups and individual sessions
  • Follow your WRAP
  • Attend a support group
  • Call a support group member
  • Call the WARMLine, 877-500-WARM(9276),
    open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 5-9pm

If you find yourself frequently in crisis and have difficulty coping, talk to your Care Team about joining a DBT group. DBT helps people learn to manage intense emotions.