Coping when facing a life-threatening illness takes both courage and the drive to explore and learn about yourself and strategies that will help you get through treatment. You will need to discover your strengths, what makes you happy, what you like best about yourself, and suggestions on how to grow yourself. There is healthy coping, and then there is not-so-healthy coping. For example, excessive drinking, eating disorders, or any self-destructive behavior can be considered poor coping strategies. This section will explore some old and new ways to cope with your breast cancer treatment.