Emotional Health

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Emotional health is about being happy, self-confident, self-aware, and resilient.

People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and behavior. They're able to handle life's inevitable challenges, build strong relationships, and lead productive, fulfilling lives. They bounce back when bad things happen and can manage stress without falling apart.

If your emotional health isn't as solid as you'd like it to be, here's the good news: there are many things you can do to boost your mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life.



Emotional health basics

Improving well-being

The social side of emotional health


Featured articles

Cultivating Happiness: You don’t need a change of circumstances in order to be happy. You can be happier right here and now. Learn what the latest positive psychology research says about how to experience more satisfaction and joy in your daily life. MORE »

Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You Heal: A good therapist knows how to listen, helps you identify self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, and encourages you to make positive changes. These tips will help you find the right fit and evaluate your progress. MORE »

Improving Emotional Health: Just like physical health, emotional health is something you can nurture and strengthen. By building your emotional health, you’ll be better equipped to remain positive, focused, flexible, and creative in bad times as well as good. MORE »


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Relationships are one of the biggest sources of happiness in our lives. That’s why nurturing your relationships is one of the best emotional investments you can make. If you make an effort to cultivate and build your connections with others, you will soon reap the rewards of greater emotional health. MORE »


Stress can grind you down and take a huge toll on your emotional and physical health. Left unchecked, it can lead to anxiety, depression, and even illness. Learn about what you can to do manage and reduce stress in your daily life so you can confidently face challenges and stay off the emotional roller coaster. MORE »