Emotional Wellness

Talking about it is the first step
to wellness and resiliency

The impact of our experiences lives in our bodies and minds

Our emotional wellness is tied to our genetics, our family history, and our daily experiences.

When we have deeply distressing or disturbing experiences, they can have lasting negative effects on our body and mind long after these events are over.

These experiences are known as trauma.

Trauma can come from many sources

Trauma can come from one significant event or ongoing distressing experiences.

It can be something that you experience yourself, something you witnessed happen, or something you heard about.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic

Emotional distress, fear, change in routine, lack of control and safety, or illness caused by COVID-19


Exposure to or experiencing racial bias, discrimination, oppression, microaggressions and racist systems


Experiencing a loss or the sudden, unexplained separation from a loved one


Prolonged tension and worry over a lack of resources like money, food, housing, and other essentials

Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse

Interactions of a harmful and sometimes sexual nature that result in a physical or emotional injury


Experiencing or witnessing intentional acts of interpersonal violence committed at home or in the community

distressing experiences can impact our behavior in surprising ways:

Not eating or binge eating
Being overly quick to please
Being painfully shy or timid
Neglecting proper hygiene
Engaging in impulsive and risky behaviors
Behavior that is out of character
Trouble sleeping
Racing heart or mind
Anxiety or fear
Depression, numbness or dissociation
Frequently feeling angry

When it comes to children: What you feel, they feel

If you are feeling symptoms, it’s likely that your child is feeling them too. Emotional distress is particularly tough on kids.

cultivate resilience

We All Can Play A Role In Healing Ourselves and Our Communities

Resilience is the ability to respond to tough events in a healthy way. It allows us to persevere through difficult times while still acknowledging our feelings and caring for our emotional wellness.

By prioritizing mental wellness, creating spaces where it’s safe to talk about trauma, and reaching out for support, we help create a community that normalizes taking care of our minds and building resilience.

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Knowing when to seek support for yourself or a child is a demonstration of strength. The You Good? campaign is here to connect you to the support you need, when you need it!