Emotional well-being

The ability to express feelings and adjust to emotional challenges

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Accepting your emotions, learning how to cope with them effectively, and remaining in control of thoughts and behaviors are all important skills. These skills assist you in remaining present and provide perspective of potential negative situations.

Being emotionally well doesn’t mean you are happy all of the time, it means you can manage your emotions and express them in a safe, constructive way.

Support your emotional well-being

Practice acknowledging your thoughts and emotions as they occur to increase self-awareness and identify appropriate responses.

Explore and practice constructive coping skills such as being mindful, engaging in regular exercise and journaling.

Seek help from a mental health professional if your emotional well-being is impacting your daily functioning or when negative emotions persist.


  • Am I able to appropriately manage and express my feelings?
  • What relaxation techniques do I use to manage stress?
  • Am I willing to seek help from others when I am having a difficult time?
  • Do I avoid using alcohol and drugs as a means of addressing my problems?
  • Am I flexible and adapt/adjust to change in a positive way to situations in life?
  • Do I feel good about myself and believe others like me for who I am?
  • Do I speak to others in a non-confrontational and non-hurtful way?