Emotional health is an important part of overall health. Being emotionally well is more than just handling stress and does not mean you are happy all the time. Emotionally healthy people still feel stress, anger, and sadness but they know how to manage their negative feelings. They can tell when a problem is more than they can handle on their own and know when to seek support from friends, family, or medical professionals. Emotionally healthy individuals have an optimistic approach to life and enjoy life despite its occasional disappointments and frustrations.
Being emotionally healthy means you are aware of and accept your emotions and feel you can deal with them. It involves being attentive to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, whether positive or negative.
Individuals who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and are able to cope with life’s challenges, keep problems in perspective, and bounce back from setbacks. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships.
Emotional wellness requires active practice in the same way physical wellness requires a commitment to a healthy active lifestyle. There are steps you can take to improve your emotional health. Having available strategies to refer to can be a great place to start.
Below are a list of some of the emotional challenges you may be facing. Clicking on any of the topics below will redirect you to a page of resources and strategies dedicated to supporting each topic. Resources include articles, books, blogs, medical journals and videos. It is important to find a strategy that works best for you. If you have a resource or topic you would like to see on this page please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.