What do you need to know about emotional wellness?
Emotional wellness is a combination of positive and negative emotions, and most importantly how you choose to deal with them. How you manage your emotions can have a significant effect on your interactions, relationships and mental health. Emotional wellness is about how you react to stress, and changes you can adopt to successfully cope with the stress and challenges that you might encounter on a daily basis.
How to improve your emotional wellness
- Learn to be resilient i.e. ability to let go of negative emotions and hold on to positive ones
- Learn healthy ways to deal with stress effectively
- Develop good sleep hygiene, be sure to get regular, quality sleep
- Learn to cope with losses-loved ones, pets, wealth, material possessions etc.
- Learn to build a strong social network-family, friends, etc.
- Leading a mindful life i.e. being conscious of what is happening inside and around you at all times
Opportunities for developing your emotional wellness
Student Counseling Center (SCC)
Student Counseling Center (SCC) services include individual, group, grief and substance abuse counseling. The SCC also offers a virtual walk-in clinic, and crisis counseling.
OSU students coping with the death of a loved one are eligible for individual counseling.
Free and confidential groups centered on a range of topics including biofeedback/stress management, grief support, self-esteem and social relationships.
Counseling and Counseling Psychology Clinic
Another on-campus option in Stillwater, this clinic offers services to students, faculty, staff and the community while training graduate students.
Al Carlozzi Center for Counseling at OSU-Tulsa
Providing services to the campus and Tulsa communities.
Call SAM (Student Assistance by Mercy( is a FREE 24-hour call center staffed with counselors who will assist you in getting the help you need. 1-855-225-2SAM (2726)
Mental Health Series
In these series, we will focus on both broad and specific ways to help manage stress, increase focus, increase relaxation, best utilize your time while in college, learn to recognize how your thinking affects your mood, and test anxiety.
- Relaxation and Stress Management
Relaxation and Stress Management Center at OSU
Relaxation and stress management resources available at OSU.
TAO (Therapy Assistance Online)
An online library of interactive programs to learn skills that will help you build resilience.
A space in the Student Union on the Stillwater campus with tools to help you develop skills to calm your mind and body.
Moving through a labyrinth is a type of walking meditation. There are labyrinths on the Stillwater campus and at the Botanic Garden, along with many other locations across Oklahoma.
- Other Resources
Students may have access to additional mental health services through their insurance provider.
1 is 2 Many
OSU Center for Health Sciences takes acts of sexual violence and sexual harassment extremely seriously and believes that 1 victim is 2 many.