Employee Spiritual Care & Wholeness - Mental, Emotional, Relational

Mental, Emotional, and Relational Health

Our mental health is influenced by many factors including our spiritual and physical health. The various aspects of wholeness cannot exist in isolation. The amount of stress one is experiencing, the strength of his or her relationships, and how much change he or she is going through will affect mental stability. A person's resilience and attitude can make a significant difference in his or her response to stress and change.

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  • Know yourself. Learn to identify your emotions and express them in appropriate ways.
  • Be aware of and enhance your strengths.
  • Nurture friendships with people who are like-minded and whose personality complements your own.
  • Remember that you control your own emotions. Others cannot make you mad or sad unless you allow them to.
  • Approach life with optimism and courage.
  • Laugh! Surround yourself with people who can find humor in difficult situations.
  • Get involved in community service: a food bank, homeless shelter, or other project.

Campus resources

Helpful links

Online self-assessment


  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amens
  • Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend