Emotional wellness is the capacity to understand, articulate and cope with your feelings. Emotional wellness is simply how you view yourself, how you get along with others and the ability to grow and change. Your body responds positively or negatively to your lifestyle habits. Eating well, being active and monitoring stress can give you a sense of overall well-being.
The lack of these behaviors can cause disease in the body. Additionally, we must seek professional assistance if we need support with basic coping skills. Current research shows that 42.5 million American adults suffer from some form of mental illness. The ability to express how and what we feel in a safe environment is also key to our emotional wellness.