The transition into life in college is an exciting time, but can be challenging. For many students, it is the first time students are learning how to effectively manage their time, budget their finances, exploring new social activities, finding a new community and all without the mediation of their parents or guardians. These new decisions and situations can sometimes lead to overwhelming stress that students haven’t experienced before. At TCU, we understand this challenge and believe that it is vital for students to care for their emotional health just as much as their academic pursuits while they adjust to life on campus.
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, and is one of the most important aspects of overall wellness.