Emotional Wellness

Emotional Wellness

The awareness and acceptance of feelings
and emotions.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Employee Assistance Program is a confidential service offered to UNL employees and their immediate family members at no charge. Consultation and counseling are available to help faculty and staff with personal or work related problems that can affect general well being, work performance, or academic performance.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • For Students:  CAPS offers a safe, confidential place where a student can slow down, think out loud, get support, and start finding solutions. A counselor can teach you things like new ways to manage stress or communicate with your partner.

Counseling and School Psychology FREE Clinic

  • The mission of the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic is to improve educational, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning and interactions of individuals, families, groups and counseling/therapy, consultation, and education.

Stress Management

  • The Stress Management workshop helps you manage stress by understanding relations between body and emotions. You will learn to connect your emotions in the present moment with your breathing, your mind, and your body, to experience relaxation, self-awareness, and help balance multiple life roles and responsibilities.

Recreation and Wellness Center

Women's Center

  • The Women’s Center offers free, confidential counseling for students, faculty, and staff of all genders on a wide range of personal issues. Call (402) 472-9428 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


The heart represents the general source of emotions (vs. the mind /brain as a symbol for rational thought).


  • Fitness and exercise
  • Relationships with friends/family
  • Balancing work and family
  • Laughing and crying
  • Adequate sleeping patterns
  • Personal contact, ie. hugging

Wellness Pulse Check:

pulse check
Are you engaged in the process of Emotional Wellness?

Evaluate your own emotional wellness with this brief quiz.

  • Am I able to maintain a balance of work, family, friends, and other obligations?
  • Do I have ways to reduce stress in my life?
  • Am I able to make decisions with a minimum of stress and worry?
  • Am I able to set priorities?
If you answered "No" to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your emotional wellness.

Resources and reporting options for victims of sexual assault.


If you have experienced relationship violence or sexual assault, it’s not your fault and you are not alone. Help is available.