Good emotional health is one of our greatest assets.
It helps us focus at work, overcome obstacles, maintain positive relationships with the people around us as well as promoting our overall health. People suffering emotionally and spiritually are less likely to exercise or eat healthy. This can create an onset of all types of physical problems like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
6 things you can do for your emotional health.
1. Value yourself! We are often quick to think less of ourselves. STOP! Respect yourself and avoid the negative self talk. Do something everyday that is important to you, something that makes you smile from the inside out!
2. Give yourself quiet time! Relaxation and prayer can help to improve your outlook on life.
3. Set Goals! Decide what you want to achieve and write it down. Be realistic and get going. Fulfilling these goals will give you a great sense of accomplishment.
4. Surround yourself with positive people! People radiate emotion, good and bad. Spending time with those who are negative can easily turn your good mood upside down.
5. Take care of your body! Eat healthy, keep hydrated, exercise and get enough sleep. Studies show that a healthy body promotes a healthy mind and vice versa.
6. Get professional help! Seeking help for yourself takes courage. It takes strength to address and conquer those unsettling feelings. Pastoral Counselors are present to help you work on regaining your emotional, spiritual and physical balance.
From the desk of the Executive Director, Rebecca Wells
2015 is proving to be a very successful year for the Partnership. Jim Wallis, Board President and I have spent countless hours meeting with community leaders, organizations and other care providers to help increase the awareness of our services. This awareness has led to many referrals from organizations such as MAHEC, Potter’s Touch, ABCCM and the YWCA. Our referrals are on a steady increase, warranting an amplified need in financial gifts. On average we serve 85-90 clients a year, however with these new referring agencies, I project we will end the year with a 30-40% increase. We have a great story to tell with proven results for 20 years. Our structure is invaluable, offering multiple sites for people to access services which our counselors are committed to providing. Our challenge is raising more awareness of our presence so that people can experience the benefits we provide in WNC. We will continue our work focusing on businesses and individuals that are generous in nature and have a passion for those that are suffering emotionally and spiritually. We have a long road ahead of us as we keep our prayers plentiful and our mission ever before us.
In March we received a generous grant from CarePartners Foundation to help us expand awareness of our services. The grant was instrumental in launching a Mental Health Awareness Campaign in May and completely overhauling our website to offer more interactive services to our clients and supporters.
Great things are happening as we move from a “behind the scenes ministry” to a leader in offering affordable counseling services to WNC communities.
As our country continues to see more and more violence and hurt about diversity, it is imperative for us to be a vital resource in our communities. People are directly or indirectly affected by such complex changes which in turn can foster feelings of triumph or tragedy. When they experience these changes which affect their emotional, spiritual or mental wellness, we want to be sure that we have the resources available to help them work through such difficult times in their lives and relationships.