Emotional health is the psychological term for happiness. Poor emotional health can lead to problems with school, work, and social relationships, as well as worse physical health. Research has even shown that success is caused by happiness, instead of the other way around (source: apa.org)! If persistent problems with careers, relationships, motivation, or sense of self-worth are happening, taking an emotional health inventory can be the first step toward improvement.
How Can Therapy Help?
Therapy isn’t just for acute depression or PTSD. Therapists can help anyone struggling to identify or set goals, maintain meaningful relationships, or who is experiencing other symptoms of poor emotional health. Emotional health involves balancing many core parts of who we are, which can be a difficult task. Besides learning how to dismantle negative self-talk and clarify self-worth, specific therapeutic skills can be applied to many areas of life. For example, a good therapist can teach step-by-step ways to manage negative emotions, ways to practice gratitude, or how to go through life more mindfully.