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. 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



Be Here Now

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Contact A Counselor

Dyersburg Campus and the Gibson County Center

Sherry Baker, Counselor/ADA Coordinator

Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County And The Gibson County Center

Carmen Pfeifer, Counselor/Career Services Coordinator