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:
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.”