Health Issues

Help adults build the tools they need to deal with health issues. We offer outpatient and inpatient group therapy worksheets as well as therapy worksheets for adults to work on individually. Our resources offer everything from pain assessments to self-image worksheets. Find what you need for our next session. Be sure to check out therapeutic resources for children and teens dealing with health issues, too.

Understanding and Changing Your Unhealthy Habits — This worksheet is designed to help people identify and keep track of problematic habits and replace them with healthier behaviors. (1220, behavior, habit control)

bullet Assessments
Pain and Mood Assessment Card — Developed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, this one-page worksheet contains scales to measure four aspects of pain. (1214)

FACES Pain Scale — The classic Wong-Baker scale designed to visually measure the intensity of pain on a 0-10 scale. Particularly helpful for use with children. (pain management)

Understanding Your Habits — This worksheet can be used to help people identify their problematic habits and see the affect these habits have on their lives.

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Walk Through the Forest Guided Imagery (Audio) — This guided imagery audio can be used to teach relaxation skills as a way to cope with anxiety, depression, physical problems, emotional volatility, and stress related disorders. Running time: 8.5 minutes.

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Types of Medication for Depression & Anxiety — This chart summarizes common medications used for depression and anxiety. PDF

bullet Ebooks
Overcoming Your Dental Anxiety Workbook — This workbook provides a complete program for help people overcome dental anxiety. There are four sections, including: Understanding Your Options as a Patient; Building a Relationship with Your Dentist; Using Coping Skills to Manage Your Dental Anxiety; and Taking Control at the Dentist. The Appendix has a special worksheet on dealing with dental anxiety during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (fear, phobia, dental anxiety, dentist, 0820)

bullet Fact Sheets
Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations — This fact sheet lists the dangers of combining alcohol with common medications. (PDF)

bullet Handouts
Addressing Anxiety About the Coronavirus — This fact sheet was prepared by the Univ of California at Berkeley to help people understand how to handle anxiety and fears regarding the coronavirus. (health anxiety, 0320)

Caregiver Help Brochure (For Caregivers of People With Chronic Pain) — This brochure, developed by Partners Against Pain, contains thoughtful advice for people who care for someone in chronic pain. Form Type: PDF (1214)

A Guide to the Safe Use of Pain Medication — This 3-page guide will help clients understand how different pain relief medications work, and the dangers of misuse. The guide was prepared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Type: PDF (1114)

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Keys to Wellness — This mini-poster is designed to help people remember the daily keys to good health and wellness. (well-being, wellness)

Daily Gratitude — This mini-poster can be used to help remind people of the importance of gratitude in their lives. (gratitude, wellness)

Three Ways to Promote Wellness — Basic facts on promoting wellness.

bullet Worksheets
Meal Planning to Eliminate Binge Eating — This worksheet helps people learn meal planning techniques to control their binge eating. (0721, Binge Eating Disorder, dieting, weight control)

Reducing Your Bodies Unhealthy Stress Responses — This worksheet asks people to identify the symptoms and behaviors they believe are related to stress. It then gives them suggestions on ways to deal with stress. (stress, 0621)

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? — This worksheet is designed to help people understand the importance of getting enough sleep. It gives people strategies to get more sleep and a form to record their sleeping habits for a week. (0621, sleep problems, insomnia, depression, simple solutions)

Stop Avoiding What You Fear — This worksheet helps people identify things that they are avoiding out of fear and understand how their habit of avoidance is causing them harm. (resilience, fear, anxiety, habits, 0221)

Protect Yourself from Anxiety Contagion During the Pandemic — This worksheet is designed to help people control their anxiety during the pandemic by limiting their exposure to news and social media as well as negative and over-looking anxious people. It encourages people to stay in close contact with positive and supportive people. (0320, coronavirus, pandemic)

Exercising at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic — This worksheet gives people ways to exercise at home during the coronavirus pandemic. It suggests different apps and online tools people can try and asks them to track their exercise habits. (depression, anxiety, exercise, coronavirus, pandemic, COVID-19, 0320)

Is COVID-19 Triggering Other Mental Health Concerns? — This worksheet is intended to help people determine if anxiety about the coronavirus is triggering other mental health problems. (generalized anxiety disorder, COVID-19, pandemic, coronavirus, fear, 0320)

Identifying a Dental Support Partner — This worksheet is designed to help people who have a fear of going to the dentist find a partner to help them get to appointments and give them needed support. (1219, dental phobia)

Conversation Starter Kit-End of Life Care — It’s very difficult to talk to loved ones about the end of your life, but it is also one of the most important conversations you can have. This Conversation Kit is from The Conversation Project, dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. (012917)

Advance Directive for Dementia — This Advanced Directive is designed to be used with people who have some form of dementia. It asks the person to think about what medical and lifestyle care he/she would want at mild, moderate, and severe stages. (0118)

Keeping an Anxiety Diary — For many people who have cancer, keeping an anxiety diary is a good solution to deal with the inevitable worries that accompany this diagnosis. This worksheet prompts people to write down their worries whenever they have them. (medical issues, cancer, 1117)

What Do You Want To Hear From Others When You Have Cancer? — This worksheet is designed to help people diagnosed with cancer think about how they can improve their communication with those who care about them. The worksheet asks people to think about the supportive words they wish others would say as well as the things people might say that unintentionally makes them feel worse. (communication, recovery, cancer, 0916)

Reducing Situational Stress — This worksheet is designed to help people identify their situational stress and determine how specific stresses can be reduced. (0817)

Activities That Help Counteract Your Stress — This worksheet is designed to help people identify daily activities which can help reduce the effects of chronic stress (stress management, wellness, prevention, 0817)

Getting More Sleep Can Help Reduce Anxiety — This worksheet is designed to help people see how sleep problems can contribute to anxiety disorders and other mental health problems. It includes a list of techniques to help people get more sleep as well as a sleep diary. (wellness, health, lifestyle, 1016)

Developing a Self-Care Plan — This worksheet is designed to help people take better care of themselves. It will be particularly useful for those spending a great deal of time caring for others. (caregivers, self-care, emotional help, wellness, DBT, 0516)

Take a Step Toward Something That Scares You — This form can help people see that they don’t have to avoid the things that scare them. The best way to conquer a fear is to approach it in small steps. (fear, anxiety, quick, 0915)

Finding Joy and Balance In Your Life — This worksheet describes a daily technique to help people be mindful of the positive things in their lives. This technique is particularly important for people who are stressed and depressed, but it should also be considered a resiliency tool which can help you find daily happiness in your life.(resilience, stress management, depression, 0615)

Coping Cards — These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Form Type: PDF (CBT, 0615)

Feeling Better Through Spiritual Awareness — This worksheet is designed to help individuals who wish to bring spirituality into their lives as a way to help them with emotional problems and enrich their day-to-day lives. (spirituality, 0515)

Drinking Tracking Cards — Many people with drinking problems choose moderation over complete abstinence, however moderation assumes that people can control their drinking. These cards are designed to help people take responsibility for their drinking by setting a daily goal and keeping track of their actual drinking each day. Form Type: PDF (0315)

Looking at the Big Picture — This worksheet is designed to help people put their problems into perspective. Taking an art therapy approach, people draw their small problems in little frames and the important things in their lives in the big frame. This worksheet can be a good opening to introduce a discussion about values. (values, art therapy, problem-solving, 0215)

Deep Breathing for Stress Relief — This worksheet describes the four basic steps of relaxing through deep breathing. The worksheet links to a 13-minute exercise for clients to practice deep breathing, led by Dr. Lillian Cheung, of the Harvard School of Public Health. (mindfulness, breathing exercise, audios, stress management, 1114)

Recording and Changing Pessimistic Thoughts — This worksheet can be used to help people understand how pessimistic thinking is affecting their mental health. It is designed to record and change faulty thinking in a single day. PDF

Overcoming Insomnia — This worksheet is designed to help people overcome insomnia and get more sleep.

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