When Faced With Stress, Depression and Anxiety, Everyone Needs Help to COPE

Learn How to COPE

Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-based (CBT) programs are designed to help children and teens deal with anxiety, stress and depression by showing them how to develop the skills needed to stop negative thoughts and start thinking and behaving in more positive ways.

  • The evidence-based 7-Session manual-based and on-line programs provide support for children and teens using brief, easy-to-follow sessions, complete with skills-building activities, that convey that there is hope for change, and that both depression and anxiety are treatable.
  • The evidence-based 15-Session COPE Healthy Lifestyles TEEN (Thinking, Emotions, Exercise, and Nutrition) manual-based program builds upon the skills learned in the 7-Session Teen Program by including sessions on healthy nutrition and physical activity, helping overweight teens coping with low self-esteem and heightened depressive and anxiety symptoms.

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For parents seeking an easily-accessible, self-delivered, online program to help their teenagers learn how to cope with stress, anxiety and depression.

For mental healthcare and counseling professionals seeking to become COPE-certified instructors and deliver a manual-based program to their patients.

For school admin/health professionals seeking to become COPE-certified instructors and deliver a manual-based program to their students.


Seven or fifteen, easy-to-navigate sessions teach the skills necessary to help deal with problems and emotions, set goals, and feel happier,  healthier and more positive every day. Online and manual-based programs are available.


By trying out new skills, writing about personal experiences, and working to find solutions to problems, children and teens are encouraged to change the way they think, act and behave.


Skills building activities encourage children and teens to live what they’ve learned throughout the week, strengthening their mental connections and behaviors that lead to positive change.

News Stories of Interest

Alarming study results on child suicide rates: 

  • Study Conclusions: "Encounters for suicidality and serious self-harm at 32 U.S. children’s hospitals increased steadily from 2008 to 2015 and accounted for an increasing percentage of all encounters during this period. Increases were noted in all age groups. A consistent seasonal pattern was also observed. Research to understand factors contributing to these trends is urgently needed. Awareness of these trends is also critical for hospital preparedness."
  • Contributed Comments: "Avital K. Cohen, a licensed psychologist who was not involved in the research, believes that a variety of factors contribute to the rising trend seen in this study. Our expectations of children have changed pretty significantly in the last several decades," Cohen said, although she doesn't have research to support her opinion. Many parents try to protect their children from experiencing failure when they are young; thus, when they experience it later in life, they may not have developed the resources and/or coping skills they need to manage it," she said. A bigger emotional response is triggered, which "might contribute to increases in suicidal expression.""


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