Refers to the state of one's emotional and psychological health

Emotional wellness encompasses the ability to understand and manage one's emotions effectively, cope with life's challenges, maintain satisfying relationships and experience overall happiness and fulfillment. Emotional wellness involves having a positive sense of self, being resilient in the face of adversity, and having the capacity to experience and express a wide range of emotions in a healthy and balanced way.

It's important to note that emotional wellness is a dynamic process, influenced by various factors. Taking proactive steps to nurture your emotional wellness can contribute to a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Questions to ask yourself:
  1. Am I generally content, happy and fulfilled, or do I frequently experience negative emotions like sadness, anxiety or anger?
  2. Do I have healthy coping mechanisms in place and strategies to reduce stress?
  3. Do I have a strong support system of friends and loved ones who are there for me during challenging times?
  4. Am I able to express my emotions in a healthy and constructive manner? Do I feel comfortable sharing my feelings with others, or do I tend to suppress or avoid them?
  5. Do I have a sense of purpose and meaning in my life? Do I try to balance my personal, academic and professional commitments so I don’t burn out?

Get Support

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Students in distress or exhibiting behaviors indicative of high risk should be referred to the interdisciplinary CARE Team. The collaborative group helps identify, intervene and respond to help students succeed at UNT.

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Students facing housing insecurity can receive referrals to community resources and shelters, information about financial resources and connections to other assistance programs.

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Don’t go hungry! Students in need can receive a bag of food, toiletries or hygiene products from the UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger.

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If you’re overwhelmed and struggling due to experiences of violence, trauma and/or harassment, Survivor Advocacy can help by discussing reporting options, arranging for housing and academic accommodations, scheduling appointments and connecting you to resources.

Counseling

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UNT’s Counseling Center offers professional counseling, career counseling, consultation, mental health screenings, educational programs and self-help resources as well as referral services. Group and individual sessions are available, as well as couples counseling.

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Established in 1987 to provide a wide range of affordable counseling services to individuals and families in Denton and surrounding areas, the Counseling and Human Development Center provides high-quality, confidential counseling services under the supervision of UNT Counseling Program faculty who are Licensed Professional Counselors and/or Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisors.

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Services offered through the Psychology Clinic include individual, group, couples, family and play therapy, as well as cognitive, personality, psychodiagnostic, neuropsychological and vocational evaluations.

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Counselor trainees from UNT’s rehabilitation counseling graduate program provide individual and group counseling and vocational assessment therapy services to students at no-cost.

Health and Wellness

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The comprehensive on-campus medical clinic offers primary care services, as well as ADD/ADHD medication management and resources for disordered eating.

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UNT’s health education office promotes wellness through programming and services including The Condom Club, health education programs and wellness consultations.

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The RISE Center provides resources for students seeking information about substance use and mental health recovery. It offers alcohol and drug prevention education, stigma reducing programming and recovery support services.

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The Collegiate Recovery Program offers peer-driven recovery support for students seeking or in long-term recovery from mental illness, substance use and/or process addictions

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Group and individual drug and alcohol education is offered through the SURE Program. The program encourages healthy decision-making skills and personal responsibility in an effort to reduce the harmful effects of substance use.

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Psychiatric nurse practitioners provide diagnosis of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses; evaluation of treatment plan efficacy; prescribe medications; provide medication management, comprehensive treatment plans based on individual patient needs and coordination of care.

External Resources 

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Contact information for organizations providing hotlines and crisis resources, substance use treatment, domestic violence and sexual assault support services, eating disorder services, veterans resources and LGBTQIA+ resources.

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Complete Care, a new family care benefit for UNT faculty, staff and students, pairs Kinside and Urban Sitter’s sitter service providers for backup and emergency child care, daycare and preschool services, babysitters and nannies, senior care, pet care, camps and school programs, basic household services and tutoring. UNT students can also sign up as service providers.

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Togetherall is an online community free to all students, faculty and staff to share feelings anonymously and get support to improve mental health and wellbeing. Interactions are monitored by licensed, registered mental health practitioners. It provides courses for specific concerns to help people learn ways to manage mental health.