Are you too busy to read an entire novel to get help? If so, this Activity Guide is the perfect solution!
As you view each activity, you will learn about a skill, complete the activity, and then use it in your life. The reader can do these activities in any order, but completing the first three sections are recommended; ​Help Me Cope​,​ Thinking Errors​, and ​Fix My Family​. The last section, ​Recovery​, is for those who are struggling with addictive behavior. This book can also be used as a curriculum guide for professionals. It’s adaptable to individuals, groups, and families.
This book is recommended for ages 11 and up and will provide the reader with an understanding of:
• How to cope with difficult people
• How to conquer anger
• Panic attacks and why they happen
• How to handle power struggles
• Family dynamics and how the family can get along
• How to overcome sleep difficulties
• Feelings, Thoughts, and the difference between them
• Addictive behavior and how to determine if you have a problem
and so much more!

You don’t need a mental health diagnosis to benefit from this book. If you do have one, you will learn to control your symptoms instead of your symptoms controlling you.
This Activity Guide provides a wide range of coping, and communication skills designed to help people with all kinds of social problems. Once you use these skills, I am confident that your quality of life will be improved!

The Activity guide for Good Mental Health and Recovery

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Dog Training (3)

Instead of hitting my 🐕 dog when he is bad, I push his neck to the ground and hold it there until he submits to me.  I use a firm voice to say, "Bad."  If his crime is really bad, I put him in "time out" as well, for a couple of minutes. When he submits to me, he is...

children and punishment – self-help

Punish your child on your own time and not on my kids birthday! To further explain, it saddened my daughter that you grounded your child on the day of her birthday celebration; intentional or not, this was wrong in my opinion!

Children- Positive self-esteem- self help

At bed time, when my child's mind is clear of the days events, I tell them that I love them and give them a compliment. This will reaffirm that no matter how many mistakes they made that day, they are still loved and valued.


Sometimes it feels good to let your anger out but this will probably make your issues worse.  I've heard a lot of people in the psychology field say things like, count to 10, take a walk, go to your room, etc. to handle your anger.  I'm not suggesting these types of...

LOVE: How to say “I love you.”

For some, "I love you." can be a difficult thing to say. I could feel afraid of not hearing it back, I could feel afraid of becoming vulnerable, Will there be new expectations of me? I may feel awkward because it's something I'm not used to saying or hearing. If I...

children and gaining cooperation

If my child doesn't want to leave the toy store, I clarify them by saying, "I understand that you want to stay, but we need to go." If my child doesn't want to go to school, I clarify them by saying, "I'm sorry that you don't want to go to school, but you need an...


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Lyme’s Disease

A mom shared that her daughter was bit by a tick.  She saved the tick and brought it to her doctor.  The doctor's response was, We don't analyze ticks anymore.  We will do blood work.  So the mom disposed of the tick. If I were this mom, I would have found a lab that...

Dying-talking to your kids about it

We are all going to die some day.  I feel it's important to discuss this with my kids every once in a while. I want them to know: 1. It's okay to die; everyone will eventually. 2. It's okay to be sad for a little while but not to stay sad. see page 12 in my book. 3. ...


I am passionate about creating quality material that speaks to people who are suffering from mental illness, chemical addiction, and relationship difficulties. I wish you success as you explore these activities and turn your lemons into lemonade.

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