Triggers And Coping Strategies For Depression Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Worksheet published on September 27th, 2016

Worksheet updated on October 11th, 2021

Triggers And Coping Strategies For Depression Worksheet

Depression is a condition that can be oppressive for an affected person. Many people with depression struggle to cope with their symptoms each day. Not fully understand how depression affects a person prevents them from learning what they need to do to help themselves feel better.

Like all mood disorders, it is important to understand depression. A person must know what triggers depression, and how their coping strategies affect how they feel.

People with depression tend to feel hopeless to get better. This can prevent them from trying new things to manage their depressed mood. Many do not realize how their unhealthy habits affect their progress in therapy.

About This Worksheet

This is the Triggers and Coping Strategies for Depression worksheet. This worksheet addresses triggers for depression. It also addresses coping strategies a person with depression can use to feel better.

The Triggers and Coping Strategies for Depression worksheet helps people learn about their triggers for a depressed mood. It also teaches healthy ways to cope with how their depression affects them.

On this worksheet, the client is asked to reflect on how their depression affects them. It also asks them to consider how helpful or harmful their current coping strategies are.

This worksheet offers healthy coping strategies. It also provides space for brainstorming, which is particularly helpful for group settings.

Adults with depression can learn more about their condition with this worksheet. It can be helpful in individual and group counseling sessions.


This worksheet reflects on the client’s triggers for depression. It brings focus to unhealthy coping strategies used to manage depressed moods.

Healthy coping strategies that can replace unhealthy ones are outlined on this worksheet. A space is provided for brainstorming ways to make healthy coping strategies work for them.

Review the content on the worksheet with your client. Incorporate your own knowledge to provide education about depression. Instruct the client to complete the reflection questions.

When they have completed the questions, review the results. Have a discussion about how knowing triggers and coping strategies can help with managing depression.

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