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Wolfpack Wellness

The ability to identify your needs, cope with tough situations and manage stress are some of the aspects of emotional wellbeing. A positive sense of emotional wellbeing will allow you to be able to function in society and handle the demands of everyday life.



There are good and bad forms of stress. The good form of stress, eustress, is the type of stress you feel when you are excited. In small doses, stress has some advantages. Eustress can provide bursts of energy, is often short term and can improve memory. Bad stress, distress, is negative stress that can be ongoing and hinder your everyday life and daily tasks.

Side Effects of Distress
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weakened immune system
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Insomnia

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Sleep is an essential part of good health and emotional wellbeing. On average, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. During sleep the body is working to support healthy brain function. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a good night’s sleep improves learning.

Benefits of Sleep
  • Improve memory
  • Increase energy
  • Sharpen attention
  • Reduce Stress
  • Decrease anxiety and depression
  • Improve emotional stability
Online Screenings

If you feel sad, anxious, irritable, hyper or out of control, one of the Counseling Center’s free online screenings for a range of common emotional conditions may help you determine the root causes of these feelings.

You can complete an online screening anonymously in just a few minutes. Although the feedback you receive from the screening is not a medical diagnosis, it can help you decide if you could benefit from counseling.

Online screenings are available for:
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

If you think counseling could help you, learn how to make an appointment at the Counseling Center.

Campus Resources


Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Services for faculty and staff include:

  • Stress
  • Relationship and marital conflicts
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Job Pressures
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance Abuse

University Recreation

Custom wellness educational sessions for faculty, staff and students on a variety of topics, including stress, time management and happiness are available:

  • Putting Stress to Rest

    Techniques and strategies you can use to help improve your stress management skills.

  • Art of Being a Goal Getter

    Establishing goals for your well-being, academics, or personal life, this session will provide personalized strategies for planning and overcoming obstacles for success.

  • Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Happiness

    Learn quick ways to improve your mood through the top 5 proven methods for happiness. This session will show you small changes that can make a large impact on your stress, mood, and ability to be happier, instantly.

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Additional Online Resources


U Lifeline

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National Institute of Mental Health

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American Psychological Association

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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