Emotional wellness is becoming more aware of the feelings and emotions we feel every day, and learning how to cope with the challenges life brings. Both positive and negative emotions are important parts of yourself, but understanding and accepting them can be difficult. Having the tools you need to be able to handle the ups and downs of life can start with finding support in family and friends, but it can also include support from Pitt. Mental health resources and monthly Life Solutions webinars can help you be your best self, inside and out.
Emotional Wellness Resources
Life Solutions: Life Solutions provides a broad range of services to assist faculty, staff, and their family in balancing work and the stresses of daily life. These services include counseling services, consulting with a WorkLife specialist on family care options, and monthly webinars on topics ranging from finances to retirement.
Health Coaching: Health coaching is available online, over the phone, or on campus for faculty and staff. Multiple services are available through health coaching, including emotional support such as stress management sessions, a Lunch and Learn series about mental and physical health, and more! Health coaching is available for scheduling at the MyHealth@Work Health & Wellness Center.
UPMC RxWell App: This digital wellness application has been developed by UPMC Health Plan to support its members with management of depression and other health and wellness challenges. This new app offers real-time coping techniques to users, enhanced with personal health coaching to aid improvement.
There are additional mental and emotional health and wellness resources available on campus and online, including the seasonal Mental Wellness Book Club hosted by Pitt's Mental Wellness Task Force, reading materials within the University Library System, and workshops at the Center for Creativity to help you find your emotional balance again in an intentional and purposeful way.
Stress Management Resources
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988
- Veterans can press "1" after dialing 988 to be connected to the Veterans Crisis Lifeline
- Crisis Text Line: www.crisistextline.org
- IMALIVE: www.imalive.org
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center: www.sprc.org
- To Write Love On Her Arms: www.twloha.com/find-help/local-resources
- The Trevor Project (LGBTQIA+): www.thetrevorproject.org