Negative emotions are impossible to avoid, but by understanding emotions and learning to cope with them, a bad day can turn into a better one. Regardless of the emotion, mental health professionals are always ready to help if assistance is needed.
Stress is a reaction to a situation where a person feels threatened or anxious. To cope with stress, individuals should take care of their body, by eating healthy meals, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, talking to others, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and taking a break. Oftentimes, adults experience financial stress. Learn tips to overcome financial stress.
Grief is a common response to the loss of someone or something you love. Grief can often feel overwhelming as one can experience a wide array of emotions such as disbelief, guilt, sadness, and anger. Learn more about mourning a loss.
Loneliness is the feeling of being isolated or disconnected from others. Loneliness can be experienced at any stage in life. Loneliness can even be experienced when surrounded by others. It can be caused by many things such as a big life change, the loss of a loved one, or the avoidance of social situations for fear of being rejected. To overcome and prevent loneliness participate in activities you enjoy and focus on developing relationships with people who share similar interests. Learn more about coping with loneliness.
Adults aren’t the only ones who must confront difficult emotions, children do too. Help children navigate difficult emotions by learning more.