Psychological Wellness

According to the World Health Organization, mental wellness is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

Your emotional wellness reflects your ability to understand and deal with your feelings. Emotional wellness involves attending to your own feelings and thoughts, monitoring your reactions, and identifying barriers to your emotional wellness.

Mental Wellness Reflection:

  • Am I aware of times that I have been resilient?
  • When do I feel stressed and what are my coping strategies?
  • Would I see a therapist or counselor if I felt like I needed to?

Emotional Wellness Reflection:

  • When I am upset with myself, would I treat others the way I am treating myself?
  • Have I given myself credit for everything I've accomplished?
  • How can I learn to be patient with myself?


  • 1:1 Wellness Checks - We offer wellness checks to help you set a plan of action to improve your psychological wellness.
  • USF Counseling and Psychological Services - Assist you in developing greater self-understanding and help resolve problems that interfere with your optimal personal functioning.
  • BASE Mental Health Ambassadors - A program created to help USF's Black-identified students increase peer support around mental health and wellbeing.
  • NIH Emotional Wellness Toolkit - Provides evidence-based tips for living well and improving your emotional wellness.
  • American Mental Wellness Association - Provides information about mental wellness and tips on prevention. 
  • Crisis Text Line - A free, nationwide, 24/7, confidential crisis support by text. Text BAY to 741741 when in crisis, and a live, trained crisis counselor will be able to assist you.