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.
Tips on Mental Wellness
- Take care of your body
- Drink a lot of water
- Treat yourself with kindness and respect
- Surround yourself with good people
- Take breaks
- Set goals
- Get help when you need it
Tips on Emotional Wellness
- Manage your stress
- Seek balance
- Be positive
- Accept mistakes
- Accept support
- USF Counseling and Psychological Services - Assist students in developing greater self-understanding and help resolve problems that interfere with their optimal personal functioning.
- 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.