Emotional wellness refers to recognizing, accepting, expressing and managing a range of positive and negative feelings.
Emotional wellness is being aware of, understanding the complexity of, and accepting the range of emotional experiences in oneself and others. It involves being willing and able to share your emotions with others in a constructive way. This includes recognizing that sharing your emotions can be uncomfortable, but this discomfort is temporary and ultimately valuable. Emotional wellness also includes managing your stress and being able to cope with and work through difficult moments.
- Engage in self-reflection: check-in with how you are feeling
- Share your feelings with others and ask how others are doing
- Identify what helps you cope with daily stress (e.g., breathing exercises, mindfulness/meditation, prayer, exercise, make a plan, budget your time, reframe negative thinking, pray)
- Practice those strategies you find most helpful
- Ask for help when coping on your own isn’t working
- CUA Counseling Center
- Campus Ministry
- Resident Assistants
- Crisis Line: 988 or https://www.crisistextline.org/
- The Student’s Guide to Managing Stress in College (bestcolleges.com)
- School Stress for College Students and Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms (americanaddictioncenters.org)
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) College Guide: Starting the Conversation on College and Your Mental Health