Wellness Series: The Emotional Dimension

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Emotional wellness refers to how we manage our emotions, interpersonal relationships and mental health. We are emotionally healthy when we are confident, handle our emotions constructively, have positive coping mechanisms for stressful situations and know when to reach out to others for help.

Good ways to manage and improve your emotional wellness include prioritizing mental fitness with exercises that help manage stress, like meditation and yoga.

Sleep is another crucial aspect of emotional wellness, though getting the proper amount of quality sleep is often challenging. Keeping the area you sleep in cool and dark, along with reducing electronics use before bed, can help you sleep better.

Campus community members can also find ways to manage their emotional wellness through the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center. Their mental health services offer individual and group therapy, mental health screenings, crisis/emergency interventions and more. Additionally, the Office of the Dean of Students is here to help advocate for and support students. This office also has a comprehensive list of off-campus mental health services, some of which are low to no cost.