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What is Emotional Wellness?

Emotional Wellness

Emotional wellness includes:

  • Feeling positive about life regardless of the hardships and obstacles
  • Having a strong sense of self
  • Having a realistic assessment of your limitations and a drive to continually work on improving in these areas
  • Being able to handle stressors in effective ways
  • Having an awareness and respect for your feelings
  • Being able to communicate your feelings with others in healthy, pro-social ways
  • Creating and maintaining healthy relationships

Why is it important to have emotional wellness?

Definitions of captures the answer to this question:

Emotional Wellness allows you to be aware of and accept a wide range of feelings in yourself and others.

You’ll be able to 

  • express feelings freely and manage feelings effectively
  • arrive at personal choices and decisions based upon the synthesis of feelings, thoughts, philosophies, and behavior. On the wellness path, you’ll live and work independently while realizing the importance of seeking and appreciating the support and assistance of others. You’ll be able to form interdependent relationships with others based upon a foundation of mutual commitment, trust and respect. You’ll take on challenges, take risks, and recognize conflict as being potentially healthy. Managing your life in personally rewarding ways, and taking responsibility for your actions, will help you see life as an exciting, hopeful adventure.

The emotional dimension of wellness emphasizes an awareness and acceptance of one’s feelings. Emotional wellness includes the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about oneself and life. It includes the capacity to manage one’s feelings and related behaviors including the realistic assessment of one’s limitations, development of autonomy, and ability to cope effectively with stress. The emotionally well person maintains satisfying relationships with others.


PSA: Suicide Prevention Awareness

As a follow-up to our LC Reads panel presentation/discussion on Suicide as a Result of Bullying for 13 Reasons Why, our club presidents and Comm Arts students participated in and created a PSA (public service announcement) on the Warning Signs of Suicide and What To Do In A Crisis.  Take a look at their great effort!

Suicide Prevention Numbers

911 Emergency
+1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
+1 (800) 799-7233 National Domestic Violence Hotline
+1 (800) 996-6228 Family Violence Helpline
+1 (800) 784-2433 National Hopeline Network
+1 (800) 366-8288 Self-Harm Hotline
+1 (800) 230-7526 Planned Parenthood Hotline
+1 (800) 222-1222 American Association of Poison Control Centers
+1 (800) 622-2255 Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line
+1 (800) 233-4357 National Crisis Line, Anorexia and Bulimia
+1 (888) 843-4564 GLBT Hotline
+1 (866) 488-7386 TREVOR Crisis Hotline
+1 (800) 221-7044 AIDS Crisis Line

Warm Line

Call 1-866-839-0445 or 570-270-6866

The Warm Line is a telephone support line where the caller is able to talk to trained peers that can listen to concerns and offer support. The Warm Line Peer Responder has a unique perspective on issues since they may have experienced many of the same feelings in the past.

Warm Line is available seven days a week from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

What information do I need to provide?
Telephone number must be provided and first name would be helpful.

Will my call be accepted from a blocked number?
No calls will be accepted from blocked or private numbers. Please unblock your caller ID prior to calling.

Is my call confidential?
Yes, all calls will remain confidential except in cases that require crisis intervention.

Is my time limited?
Yes, calls are limited to 15 minutes.  Frequent callers may have additional time restrictions placed on their calls.

How often can I call?
You may call once a day.

Call 1-866-839-0445 or 570-270-6866


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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline:

Provides information on mental health disorders and referrals to local providers.

Live person available M-F from 10am-6pm EST.



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