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Mental Health Resources to Enhance Emotional Wellness

In my last article, we learned that over 60 million Americans are impacted by a mental health condition1. Even those without a mental health diagnosis can probably say that they have had periods in their life where their emotional wellness suffered for some reason or another.

We addressed the importance of emotional well-being and tips on how to support our mental health and emotional wellness overall. If you haven’t read that article yet, you can check that out here. Below you will find additional mental health resources to continue to aid you in your emotional wellness journey no matter where you are at within that journey. These tools have been essential in my journey and have had amazing positive impacts not only on my emotional well-being but on my physical and overall health as well.

As a note: The content of this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet, exercise, medication, or other health-related routines.

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Mental Health Resources

Meditation Tools

An easy resource you can use right now is an app that helps with meditation, breathwork, etc. Working on these skills helps you to develop a healthier mind-body connection and better stress management. It is also a great form of self-care.

I primarily use Balance. I also use Insight Timer, Calm, and a few others, but there are so many options. Most of these mental health resources are free with paid options so they are accessible regardless of financial ability.

Balance Meditation
Balance Meditation App Logo

This is my top choice as it is super user-friendly. It is great for beginners through experts. It has so many customizations and shows you your progress with various skills. Along with guided meditations, it has programs and tools like sleep sounds and focus timers as well. It is available on the Apple and Google Play Store.

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Insight Timer
Insight Timer Mediation App Logo

This is another great tool that has a variety of options like meditations, sleep sounds, music, yoga, courses, daily inspirational quotes, and others. I use the free version, but there is also a paid option for access to additional content. It is available on the Apple and Google Play Store.

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Self-Care Tools

Another great way to set yourself up for success is to create a customized self-care toolbox. You can use this tool for daily self-care. And, it is equally great for the days when even getting out of bed seems impossible. To learn more about how to build this kit and my top suggestions, click here.

At the very minimum, I recommend including a journal. Journals are great for reflection and practicing gratitude. I have listed a few of my favorites in the link above. From there you can build your toolbox with whatever mental health resources work best for you. If you have a chronic illness, you can also consider adding things like medications or other tools that would help your mental and physical health on those days when basic care needs can be difficult.


Books

There are so many tools available to help with learning and growth related to emotional wellness. Books are a great way to expand your knowledge in just about any category and the selection of powerful ‘self-help’ and ‘personal growth’ books is extensive. Whether you are looking to learn more about yourself, develop a skill, or find additional mental health resources, there are amazing options out there. I will put a couple of my favorites related to emotional wellness below. I have a few more recommendations on inspirational books here in my Self-Care Toolbox article. Comment below if you want more specific recommendations.

Atlas of the Heart – Brene Brown
Atlas of the Heart Brene Brown Book for mental health and emotions

I cannot speak highly enough about this book. If you are someone who intellectualizes your feelings or has trouble expressing them, this book helps you to better understand and feel your emotions. It helps you to create a better mind-body connection, reflect, and learn how to foster healthy relationships.

The Body KeepS The score – Bessel Van Der Kolk
The Body Keeps Score  - Trauma and Mental Health Resources book

If you have experienced any trauma, this is a great read. This book does a great job of explaining how trauma impacts our bodies. The author also explores mental health resources and innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.


Finding Support

No matter how much effort and growth we achieve on our own, finding support can be crucial when addressing mental health concerns and enhancing our overall emotional wellness. Although fostering healthy relationships with family and friends can go a long way, sometimes we need external support to get us to the next step in our journey.

Health and Wellness Coaching
Virtual Health Coaching for Mental Health and wellness support

Coaching can be a great tool to help with providing education, resources, support, and accountability tools as you work through your wellness journey. Coaches can work with you on any goal, including those related to emotional wellness, and can help you identify goals if you aren’t sure where to start. Click the link below and check the box ‘I am interested in learning more about Health Coaching’ for a free consultation and an opportunity to receive up to 6 additional free coaching sessions from me!

TalkSpace Online Therapy
Talkspace Online Mental Health Therapy Resource

If you feel that you have trauma or other barriers that may be impeding the progress on your journey, therapy is another valuable tool. Therapists can use various techniques to work through those past experiences and emotional blocks. Talkspace is one of my top choices for connecting with a therapist as they accept insurance, connect you with the best therapist based on your needs, and have a lot of flexibility as it is virtual and has video and messaging options.

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Conclusion

Now that you have been provided mental health resources and tips on how to best enhance your emotional wellness, you should be feeling a little more prepared to start your journey. If you are still feeling lost, reach out to me here for custom recommendations.

Remember that everyone’s journey is different and progress isn’t linear. But, any step is one to be celebrated. Even reading this is something to applaud and I am proud of you! To help continue this momentum, what is one thing you can do today to help you get one step closer to your goal?

IMPORTANT: If you are struggling with your mental health and are in need of immediate support, please contact a Crisis Line. In the U.S., call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org for additional information. Lifeline Chat is their online chat option as well. The Crisis Textline, which is available Globally, can be reached by texting HOME to 741741 or by visiting crisistextline.org. All of these services are free, confidential, and available 24/7.

  1. Cooper, Mae, et al. Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. 2022. ↩︎

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