A Card Game to Help Kids Improve Their Mental Health
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Coping Cards

Photo by Bradley Slade

One in six US adolescents experiences a mental-health challenge each year. To help, BYU clinical psychologist Jonathan C. Cox (BS ’01, PhD ’08) created a card game as a playful way to teach therapeutic concepts. Alongside Cosmic Battle Training’s spacecrafts and crews—illustrated by animation student Ivy M. Rich (BFA ’21)—players learn techniques like knowing when to breathe deeply, using their senses to center themselves, or thinking about how they’d advise a friend in their situation.