Supportiv’s new, curated mental health worksheet collection offers a valuable stopgap resource for the national therapist shortage, combined with peer-to-peer support.
Mental health resources usually make a tradeoff between ease-of-use and efficacy.
On one hand, the most easily accessible “quick fixes” typically focus on “band-aid” level coping with mental health issues. On the other hand, the most efficacious mental health solutions address the long-term healing process, but aren’t accessible in the form of a simple exercise or tool.
Coping skills are bite-sized solutions that help in the moment but don’t impact whether the issue occurs again. Healing has its challenges, too. It involves self-reflection and requires a commitment to constructing new habits. Healing is most often achieved through months of work in therapy–but that’s just not an affordable or available option for many, especially given the current national therapy provider shortage.
To bridge the gap between coping skills and healing, Supportiv presents a series of “healing tools,” in the form of printable worksheets.
Curated from acclaimed self-help books and therapy concepts, these worksheets blend the best of coping and healing. They contain exercises, thought re-frames, and reflective questions that can both help in the moment, and also change unhelpful patterns more permanently.
Worksheet topics in the newly published collection include:
- Spark Action On A Daunting Task
- Deconstruct Your Fears With This CBT Guide
- Turn People-Pleasing Behaviors Into Self-Protective Ones
- Identify Your Unhelpful Reactions To Stress
- Re-Balance Yourself With A Life Inventory
- Flooded By Self-Hatred? Transform Your Inner Critic
- Cope With Shame By Creating An Internal Ally
- Track Your Pre-Crisis Patterns Before Your Breaking Point
- Build Assertiveness Skills
- How Healthy Are Your Closest Relationships?
- A Menu For Improving Personal Boundaries
- Improve Your Self-Worth Through Reflection
- Boost Your Social Skills With 3 DBT Techniques
- Learn How To Take A Compliment
- Balance Your Wellbeing With Others’ Expectations
- Solidify Your Healthiest Relationships
- An Alternate Approach To Gratitude Journaling
- Process Your Stages Of Grief
- If You Can’t Resolve Your Pain, Mindfully Notice It
- Acknowledge Feelings That Are Tough To Admit
- Anger Cheat Sheet: Questions To Ask Yourself
- Get Comfortable With Unfamiliar Emotions
- Make A Personal Emotional Safety Plan
- If You Were Bullied, Release The Pain
- Write A Letter To Your Younger Self
- Increase Your Tolerance For Emotional Discomfort
- Keep Big Emotions From Snowballing
- Get Out Of A Rut
- When You Want To Collapse, Lean Into It
- Use Social Relationships To Heal
- How Would You Like Your Relationships To Feel?
- When You Need A Hug But Nobody’s Around, Do This
- An Accomplishment Inventory For When You Feel Lousy
- Start Seeing Your “Weird” Qualities As “Unique”
- Start Looking Forward To The Next 12 Months
- Build Optimism Through Gratitude Journaling
- Does Your Relationship Need A Boundary Contract?
As Supportiv Co-Founder Pouria Mojabi explains: “Use a worksheet once if you just need a prompt for self-help. Or, use many in the collection in order to transform the thoughts, feelings, or habits that have caused you emotional distress.”
Helena Plater-Zyberk, Supportiv CEO and Co-Founder, elaborates: “These worksheets can help people not just cope with but also heal from long-term mental health struggles like: self-isolation, loneliness, zoning out, catastrophizing, trauma from past experiences, feeling stuck in behavior patterns, and more.”