This guidance lesson is the perfect way to kick off your new year! Through various activities, you will guide your students to: distinguish between emergencies and requests to talk to the counselor, identify various healthy coping skills, discuss the importance in using healthy coping skills, and explore ways to apply their favorite coping skills. This product can be taught over 1-2 lesson periods. It can also be co-taught with the counselor beginning the lesson and the teacher following up and finishing the lesson. This resource includes 1 lesson plan, a healthy coping skills list with accompanying discussion questions, a "Do You Have an Emergency?" poster, counselor request forms, and more!