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An emotionally-well person is aware of the mental needs that come with being human. They practice self-care and ask for help to manage feelings, reduce stress, and build resiliency.

The Emotional Wellness Toolkit provided by the National Institutes of Health contains checklists, quick-topic flip cards, and resources for further exploration.

Magellen LogoOur EAP offers a wealth of free resources for emotional wellbeing.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Resources for a Healthy Mind

Explore Emotional Wellbeing topics and tools offered by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) here https://member.magellanhealthcare.com/mind

You'll find:

  • Access to Counseling
  • Self-care with NeuroFlow (free app to help you strengthen your body and mind).
  • Self Care Activities
  • Support Groups & Hotlines
  • Help for Tobacco, Alcohol, and Substance Use
  • Resources for the following topics and more: 
    • Anxiety
    • DepressionDomestic Abuse
    • Gender & Sexuality
    • Grief
    • Pain
    • PTSD
    • Resilience

Emotional Hygiene

One Minute Habits for Resilience (LinkedIn Learning Video Course* 36 minutes)  The course is divided into 3 parts: mindset, skillset and reset. Each video highlights a single exercise that you can practice to help you build your overall resilience.

*(USF Employees have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Learn more here). 

(Webpage by UpWorthy Quick Read) - 101 ways to take care of yourself when the world feels overwhelming
Why we all Need to Practice Emotional First Aid (Video by Ted Talks 17 minutes)
We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don't we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don't have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies. 
Reasons to be Cheerful – This website features only the good news stories from around the world!

Suicide Prevention


Learn more about 988 (Factsheet in English)

Learn more about 988 (Factsheet in Spanish)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) https://afsp.org/ Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide. This site provides options to get help, make a difference, and find a local chapter where you can participate in walks and other events.

Campus Resources

Paws and relax – Each semester, the Center for Student Well-Being invites dogs and other animals to come to campus during exams. Petting animals for even just a few minutes can help boost your mood and reduce these negative feelings. Check for Tampa campus events here.  

Additional Resources for Student-employees