Here are some resources to help you on your path to increasing your emotional resilience and psychological flexibility.  These resources are intended to help you with skill building in key emotional resilience areas.  We will add to these lists of resources as time passes. Enjoy.         

NOTE:   If you are interested in Mental Health Resources please visit the MSU Employee Assistance Program Resource Page.   If you are interested resources related to addiction and recovery visit the Alcohol, Nicotine and other Drug Information (ANDI) section of our website.                  

Be on the lookout for Health4U classes that also address these important emotional wellness skill building areas.  Sign up for our progam updates at the bottom right corner of any page of our website.


Empathy is not something we either have or don't have. Empathy is a skill we can develop that can help us show up for other people when they are having a hard time.

Use your creative capacity to enhance your health and wellbeing

Here are some excellent resources to help you understand what mindfulness is all about and why it is an essential part of a complete resiliency toolkit . Learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your daily work and personal life.

This section has a collection of resources to help parents who would like to increase the emotional resilience and psychological flexibility of their children.

Come explore the core concepts of Acceptance Commitment Theory (ACT) and learn how increasing your psychological flexibility can allow you to be more creative, productive and effective with less wear and tear on your emotional and physical health

Resources to help you learn what makes a relationship healthy or unhealthy. This information is offered to help you have open, curious reflection on what you want most in your relationships.

We often forget to slow down, and in doing so miss out on the important benefits that we get from taking the time to rest in our lives.

Explore the research on Self Compassion to learn how you can hold yourself accountable without being harsh with yourself.

Shame Resilience Theory is based of 15 years of research by Dr Brené Brown a researcher and social worker from Houston Texas. Take some time to review these materials so you can recognize and navigate the powerful emotion of shame

The resources in this section will help you better understand systems of power and privilege and how dominant cultural expectations and messages may be impacting your physical, emotional, and mental health status

Psychological Safety is the shared belief among members of a work team that is is safe to take risks, admit you don't know something, offer a new idea, or challenge the way things currently operate.

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Coaching and Counseling Services

Coaching and Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

MSU community members eligible for coaching and counseling services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and retirees

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Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

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