Mental and Emotional Wellness


Mental and emotional wellness are important elements of your health. People who are emotionally and mentally healthy are, for the most part, in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They are better able to enjoy their lives, their surroundings, and the people with whom they come in contact. Additionally, those experiencing emotional and mental wellness are able to be creative, to learn effectively, are productive, are able to adjust and try new things, and are able to take safe and calculated risks. Most important, they are able to cope with academic and personal difficulties effectively. They can keep problems in perspective and are resilient when encountering setbacks. They feel good about themselves and have healthy and productive relationships.

Being mentally and emotionally well does not mean you are happy all the time. It means you are aware of your emotions (self-aware) and you are able to manage your negative feelings. You can deal with your thoughts and feelings, whether they are positive or negative. You can also tell when a problem is more than you can handle on your own and are able to ask for assistance when it is needed.

Emotional and mental wellness are an important part of your life. You can work productively and cope with the stresses of everyday life. They allow you to realize your full potential.

University Counseling Center

University Counseling Center (UCC) provides short-term individual and couples psychotherapy for a variety of concerns. Therapists at UCC have experience in assisting students with concerns about anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family problems, eating disorders, academic and vocational issues, sexual functioning, sexual identity, and other related issues. UCC also offers a variety of therapy/support groups on topics such as: adult children of alcoholics, women's issues, men's issues, survivors of sexual abuse, eating disorders, and general concerns. Visits are covered by the mandatory health fee, which is paid by all full-time students.

If you are a University of Rochester student, or concerned about a University of Rochester student, who is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the University Counseling Center (UCC) Professional On-Call at (585) 275-3113.

If you have someone you are concerned about, remember that UCC is available for consults 24/7, just call (585) 275-3113, or make use of the CARE Network to help someone get connected to support and UR services.

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