What comes to mind when you hear the term "emotional health"?
In our western culture, it seems as though discussions of emotional health often start with negative states, such as depression, anxiety, anger, fear, and phobias. All of these are critical disorders for which people should seek professional help. However, this framework of emotional health doesn't tell the whole story. Emotional health is more than avoiding or overcoming mental anxieties and diseases.
We see emotional wellbeing as the ability to create and sustain a healthy attitude in life by cultivating positive thoughts, practicing self-compassion, and expressing the full range of emotions that occur in human experience. You can learn to recognize the relationship between thoughts and emotions, express them in a healthy way, and consciously choose your responses by following the recommendations in this section.