Emotional Wellness

Definition

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Ithaca College defines Emotional Wellness as understanding and honoring one's own emotions and those of others; using that understanding to guide meaningful emotional expression; enhancing inner resources to manage life stressors and circumstances, navigate life's challenges, and build resilience.

Student Campus Resources

Learn more about resources available on campus that help support student's emotional wellness.
  • CAPS: Let's Talk: Informal and confidential consultations with a CAPS counselor for IC students. Counselors can listen to a specific problem, provide insight, support, and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of the Counseling and Psychological Services staff.
  • Individual Counseling Services: The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides short-term counseling, that is free and confidential, to enrolled students who may benefit from intermittent and/or brief psychotherapy.
  • Group Counseling Services: The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers two types of groups. Semester-Long Groups are an opportunity for students to explore thoughts and emotions in the presence of peers as a way to deepen their understanding of self and others. Skill-Based Groups and Support Groups offer an opportunity for students to learn ways to manage thoughts, feelings, and discomforts that may arise.
  • ICare TeamA collaborative work group charged with evaluating and providing timely responses to reported student behaviors of concern.  Anyone can submit a referral if they are concerned about a student's well-being.  The ICare Team facilitates the academic and personal success of students, contributes to the safety of the campus community, and enhances student retention.
  • Office of International ProgramsThe Office of International Programs and Extended Studies is committed to providing a caring and supportive atmosphere for international students who choose to study at Ithaca College.
  • Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP): The mission of HEOP is to provide a comprehensive menu of support services to pre-freshmen, opportunity program transfer students, and continuing IC students who, because of both academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend Ithaca College. Support services continue until graduation.
  • Mindful ICVarious mindfulness resources including group meditation sessions offered three times per week, a mindfulness retreat, and various online resources.
  • Nature Rx: Ithaca College Campus Nature Rx provides learners with resources for improving emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and environmental wellness through a connection with nature.
  • Sanvello Mental Health App: The top-ranked digital application for supporting stress, anxiety, and depression with over 3.5 million users.  Rethink how you manage your mental health. Sanvello has all of the support you need in one place: therapy, coaching, self-care tools, and a community that gets it.  Sanvello gives you clinically proven techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma-related conditions, or whatever else you may be going through. Research shows it really works: Over 60 percent of Sanvello members demonstrate a 15 percent improvement in their stress, anxiety, and depression levels in less than 30 days. Available for free on iOS and Android for everyone with an active IC email address.

Employee Campus Resources

Learn more about resources available at Ithaca College to help support employee's emotional wellness.
  • NextGen EAPYou and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing, from assistance with everyday work and family issues to more challenging personal concerns. These services include Counseling, Legal/Financial Consultations, and Health Advocacy.
  • Aetna Enhanced Wellness Programs: Aetna Wellness Programs- Sometimes life can be overwhelming, leading to worry and stress. We want you to know there are a variety of programs and online tools being offered to improve your health, emotional well-being, and mental health such as AbleTo, Workit Health, and Teladoc. These programs offer online coaching customized to your health and interests with a $50 reward when you complete your health assessment and online coaching journey.
  • Mindful ICVarious mindfulness resources including group meditation sessions offered three times per week, a mindfulness retreat, and various online resources.
  • Nature Rx: Ithaca College Campus Nature Rx provides learners with resources for improving emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and environmental wellness through a connection with nature.
  • Sanvello Mental Health App: The top-ranked digital application for supporting stress, anxiety, and depression with over 3.5 million users.  Rethink how you manage your mental health. Sanvello has all of the support you need in one place: therapy, coaching, self-care tools, and a community that gets it.  Sanvello gives you clinically proven techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma-related conditions, or whatever else you may be going through. Research shows it really works: Over 60 percent of Sanvello members demonstrate a 15 percent improvement in their stress, anxiety, and depression levels in less than 30 days. Available for free on iOS and Android for everyone with an active IC email address.