Health Issues

Between Sessions offers therapeutic activities for teens and therapy worksheets that help them understand, handle, and cope with health issues. Discover our collection of body image worksheets, audio for relaxation, tools for healthy habits, and more. Find the resources that you need for your next session and spend more time with your patients, and less time at the computer. Be sure to check out our health issue therapy resources for children and adults, 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
Suicide Prevention Organizational Self-Study — Brought to you by the Zero Suicide group, this self-study assessment tool is designed to help you determine if your organization is doing all it can to prevent suicides.

Brief Pain Inventory — This assessment gives a quick overview of how pain affects a person’s daily life. (pain management, medical issues, 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)

bullet Audio File
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.

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

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)

bullet Infographics
E-Cigarette Fact Sheet — This infographic can be used to remind teens about the significant health risks associated with e-cigarettes. (040318, prevention)

bullet Poster
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)

bullet Worksheets
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)

COVID-19 Stay Safe Pledge (High School) — This pledge is designed help keep teens from participating in behaviors that might put themselves and their families at risk for getting COVID-19. (behavior contract, pandemic, COVID-19, 092420)

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)

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)

Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle — This worksheet is designed to help teenage girls understand the physical and emotional changes that can happen with their menstrual cycle. The form includes a chart for girls to record these changes over several cycles. (parenting, sex education, body changes, 0317)

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)

Thinking About Your Self-Image — This worksheet is designed to help teens start thinking about their character traits and behaviors and which ones they would like to change. (values, self-image)

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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