Emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength. It is important to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings and be able to understand how to handle these emotions. Emotional wellness also includes the ability to learn and grow from experiences. Emotional well-being encourages autonomy and proper decision making skills. It is an important part of overall wellness.
Why is Emotional Wellness Important?
Emotional wellness allows you to accept how you are feeling. Once you accept your feelings, you can begin to understand why you are feeling that way, and decide how you would like to act in response to those feelings. Being emotionally well grants you the power to express feelings without any constraints. In turn, you will be able to enjoy emotional expression and be capable of forming supportive and interdependent relationships with others.
The Route to Emotional Wellness
In order to begin the route to emotional wellness you must try to be optimistic. Optimism allows you to greet all emotions—both positive and negative—with a confident attitude that allows you to learn from your mistakes. Once you have mastered emotional wellness, you will experience life a little differently. Your life will be more balanced and you will develop a deep sense of awareness. Below are some strategies for you to practice in order to boost your emotional wellness.
- Remind yourself to stay positive, always.
- Seek or accept help and support from others when needed.
- Employ gratitude to your life in order to strengthen relationships with family and friends.
- Practice being mindful and increase your awareness. This can be done through various forms of meditation.
- Accept mistakes and learn from them for next time. Mistakes are not terrible experiences; they are learning experiences.
- Balance your other dimensions of Wellness.
- Mentor Me, Ga
- Humane Hearts -Therapy Dogs
- Sprouts Foods
- United Way
- Vertical Team Family Nights
- Preschool Family Events
- Head Start Family Events
- School Programs (Mindset; Restorative Practices; Why Try; DBT, Stop & Think; Social Thinking; Social Detective; Superflex; Zones of Regulation, Second Step)
- Sources of Strength
- Theraputic Groups
- SOS-Signs of Suicide
- In-school therapy provided by community providers through United Way Grant
- School Social Workers
- Student Advocacy Specialist
- ASPIRE- Active Student Participation Inspires Real Engagement- Special Education initiative with the GADOE
- Intentional Mile Stone Transitions (grade specific)
Grief and Loss
|Christ Community Church: Group Meetings||770-442-8600|
|Creekside United Methodist Church: Group Meetings||770-888-8449|
|Cumming First United Methodist Church: Group Meetings||770-887-2900|
|Cumming First United Methodist Church Group Meetings||770-887-2900|
|North Lanier Baptist Church: Group Meetings||770-781-5433|
|Shadowbrook Baptist Church: Group Meetings||770-945-1524|
|Support Groups: Hospice of North Georgia||770-219-8888|
Mental Health Providers/Resources
|Abry Counseling Services||802-793-0185|
|Access Christian Counseling||770-888-7754|
|Affiliated Psychological Services||770-205-5760|
|Afton Burton, Ph.D||404-303-8900|
|Albert Davis, MD||770-888-1011|
|Alpha Hope Counseling||678-571-7505|
|Atlanta Addictive Disease and Psychiatric Medicine||770-475-8014|
|Atlanta Area Psychological Associates||770-953-6401|
|Avita- Behavioral Health Services||678-341-3840|
|Banks Counseling, LLC||770-527-1236|
|Barry Klein, Ph.D||404-216-0336|
|Bethany Christian Services||770-455-7111|
|Beyond Today Counseling Center, LLC||678-371-7357|
|Brian Long, LPC||404-644-8967|
|Charles Britt, LPC||678-824-2142|
|Creative Spark Child Counseling Center||888-204-8322|
|David Michael Mcqueeney, Ph.D||770-317-3365|
|Elizabeth Mccampbell, Ph.D||770-551-2775|
|Family Counseling Associates of North Georgia||888-850-4891|
|Family Violence Support Group, Family Haven||770-889-6384|
|Focus Forward Counseling and Consulting||404-388-3909|
|Forsyth Autism and Special Needs Support Group||404-316-9740|
|Forsyth Family Counseling, LLC||404-548-8557|
|Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals||770-886-5700|
|Georgia Crisis and Access Line||1-800-715-4225|
|Georgia Mountains Community SVC||678-341-3840|
|Georgia Psychiatric Wellness Center||678-666-5990|
|Higher Grounds Counseling at Russell Medical||770-771-5050|
|Integrated Therapeutic Solutions, LLC||678-722-1031|
|Jeanne Latiolais, PsyD||770-205-1751|
|National Alliance on Mental Illness (Local Affiliate)||706-429-6000|
|Lisa H Meyer, LPC||770-781-3793|
|Live Life Counseling, LLC||404-432-2113|
|New Beginnings Counseling Center||678-470-3022|
|New Leaf Counseling and Recovery||678-648-6021|
|Nicole Lea, LCSW||678-525-7818|
|North Georgia Counseling Group||843-696-1614|
|Northside Hospital Forsyth||770-844-3200|
|Professional Recovery Counseling, LLC||678-820-4818|
|Ron Magat, MD||678-680-3972|
|The Carter Treatment Center||678-771-8468|
|The Counseling Group, LLC||678-780-6225|
Mental Health Resources
Checklist for identifying unhealthy thoughts and coping with them (handout from The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns)
Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration handout)
Managing Stress in this Anxious Time (handout from the Institute for Disaster Mental Health)
Wellness & Mental Health Apps (article from UCSF Department of Psychiatry)
Nationa Association of School Psychologists (nasponline.org) NASP resources
TWC Community Resources have been compiled to assist families in and around Forsyth County. Forsyth County Schools does not endorse or recommend any non-profit, business, mental health agency, or provider.
If you are unable to access services or have questions, please contact your child’s school counselor, nurse, social worker, or an administrator. To request additions, deletions, or changes contact the Student Support Department at 770-887-2461 ext. 202340 or firstname.lastname@example.org