Emotional wellness is about self-esteem, optimism and how we cope with our feelings.

Practicing self-care, finding ways to cope with stress, maintaining positive relationships, and empathizing with others is how we practice emotional wellness. Learn more about VCU's emotional wellness resources.

 

Commonhealth
Check out CommonHealth’s previous campaign “Dial It Down—Stress Less” for resources and practical ways to decrease stress and improve how it affects you so you have fewer health risks.

Anthem
Learn more about the Anthem Employee Assistance Program, a service offering tools and resources designed to help maximize productivity and meet the challenges of modern life. Contact member services at (855) 223-9277

Cova HealthAware
See how Cova HealthAware can work for you. Contact member services at (888) 238-6232

Mental health
The Center for Psychological Services and Development assists individuals and families in need of counseling with affordable service by professionals and graduate students in the mental health field. The CPSD is operated through the Department of Psychology. 

VCU Artfulness Program
Artfulness is the attention to the present moment by means of artistic practices and sensory experiences. This online curriculum houses four sessions meant to help adults focus less on the stress of yesterday and tomorrow and focus more on being in the now. Learn more about the VCU Artfulness Program.

World of Calm
The World of Calm is an online site with resources to help reduce anxiety, sleep better, and feel happier.

Helpful tips for emotional wellness:

  • Start a journal

  • Find 30 minutes each day just for you

  • Engage in positive self-talk

  • Create a positive goal each day

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