We spend much of our time struggling against reality, mentally fighting against traffic, unpleasant colleagues, or tantruming children. The end result is that we use up our limited time and energy wishing things were different or better or less annoying.

The next time you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or unsure, reach for a moment of calm awareness: a mindful SNACK.

Activities have the power to engage mental health clients in groups where they learn knowledge and skills to cope with the challenges they face. Use these activities to make your groups fun.

Activities for Mental Health Groups

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Therapeutic Doodles

Time: 10 minutes Contraindications: poor fine motor skills, decreased cognition OT goal: draw and complete a drawing that is similar to the picture in order to identify positive aspects about self and to increase self esteem.

This grief activity could be appropriate for children of many ages, from preschool to adolescent.  It encourages positive memories and coping.

Memory Bracelets for grieving - can also use the same idea as a coping/soothing bracelet when times get tough e. recovery, anxiety, stress, panic, etc.

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Tips for interior designers: customer personality inspiration

The Self Care Wheel happy life happiness positive emotions lifestyle mental health confidence self love self improvement self help emotional health

Coping Skills Jeopardy game from rectherapyideas. Good reference for psychiatric nursing. Maybe I can use this when I run Activity Group.

Coping Skills Jeopardy game from rectherapyideas. Good reference for psychiatric nursing. Maybe I can use this when I run Activity Group. Create a DBT Jeopardy game when you are done with each section

Mental Health Group Activities and Ideas | Helpful ideas for counselors to use with clients in group.

Ideas and activities for therapists, teachers, or community partners who work with teens struggling with mental illness. The ideas and activities come from PsychEdPro, a website aimed at curating materials for mental health education and therapy.

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Learn your partners strengths and qualities as they see them and utilize this information to create great ideas for the 2 of you to participate in. Progress comes from utilizing inner strengths people can identify about themselves.

Engaging games to help students learn more about their feelings and emotions and how to express them appropriately!

Feelings and Emotions Games

For opening circle! Engaging games to help students learn more about their feelings and emotions and how to express them appropriately!

Living a RAD Life: M&Ms Feelings Activity

M&Ms Feelings Activity. The same color concept could be adapted to several other activities (for example a game of candy land with a similar color concept with the expressive activities).

6 Powerful #TEDTalks about Mental Health https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AeJ2ombbiym9HfsRlsbQLsYqEPpRWth3zaHh4qj9ahM6eOlzZ9T6KYc/ #TEDx

6 Powerful TED Talks about Mental Health

6 Powerful #TEDTalks about Mental Health https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AeJ2ombbiym9HfsRlsbQLsYqEPpRWth3zaHh4qj9ahM6eOlzZ9T6KYc/ #TEDx

Tree of Strength (Creativity in Therapy) - This art therapy directive helps clients to identify their personal strengths, coping skills, and supportive people to get through a difficult time. Great creative activity for mental health or trauma treatment, in individual therapy or group therapy.

Tree of Strength (Creativity in Therapy) - This art therapy directive helps clients to identify their personal strengths, coping skills, and supportive people to get through a difficult time. Great creative activity for mental health or trauma treatment,

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