Coping Strategies

Students sitting on the deck at the Student Center

Coping with life, with all of our relationships and activities, with our internal struggles can sometimes seem insurmountable.  But there are strategies to help you cope and keep life from becoming completely overwhelming. Sometimes simply pausing and taking a breath is all you need.

  1. Change your surroundings.
  2. Prioritize. What is the most important thing for you to accomplish? What can wait?
  3. Write it down. Start a journal or make a “To-Do” list. Put your ideas and thoughts on paper.
  4. Ask for help. Then trust others to do their part.
  5. Stick to a schedule.
  6. Get some sleep.
Coping Strategies

Breathing

Pausing

Be Here Now

Taking only the Next Step

Forgiving

Do What You Can

Contact A Counselor

Dyersburg Campus and the Gibson County Center

Sherry Baker, Counselor/ADA Coordinator
731-286-3234

Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County

Jessica Cannon, Counselor/Career Services Coordinator
901-475-3137

Email: counselor@dscc.edu