Mental Health Awareness Month

For over 45 years, CYN Counseling Center has been at the forefront of mental health counseling and programs. With this extensive experience, we intimately recognize the pressing need for support. Remember, mental health matters every day, not just in May. Prioritize your well-being and that of your loved ones by nurturing your mental wellness year-round. Mind Matters, now and always.



What resources do you have for maintaining emotional well-being?

Your well-being influences your ability to navigate daily tasks, nurture relationships, and maintain overall mental health. Your responses to experiences and emotions may evolve over time. Emotional wellness is about effectively managing life’s challenges, adapting to change, and navigating difficult times.

Here are a few tips and insights to help you nurture your emotional well-being and feel your best.

Build Resilience

According to experts, individuals who are emotionally well experience fewer negative emotions and can recover from challenges more quickly. Learning effective coping strategies and tapping into community resources can help your resilience-building journey.

Reduce Stress

It’s normal for everyone to experience stress occasionally. In certain situations, stress can provide a surge of energy when it’s necessary. However, when stress persists for an extended period, known as chronic stress, the body’s “high alert” responses can become detrimental rather than beneficial.

Get Quality Sleep

In our efforts to fit everything into our day, we frequently sacrifice sleep. However, sleep is essential for both mental and physical health. It’s crucial for your overall well-being. When you’re sleep-deprived, your cognitive functions suffer. Getting enough sleep not only sharpens your thinking but also improves your reflexes and concentration.

Be Mindful

Mindfulness, an ancient practice, revolves around being fully present and aware of your internal and external experiences. It’s about breaking free from living life on autopilot. To cultivate mindfulness, it takes dedication and regular practice.

Cope With Loss

When a loved one passes away, falls ill, or when life throws a significant negative event your way, it can feel like your world has been turned upside down. While grief may seem overwhelming, many individuals can navigate through the grieving process with the assistance of supportive family and friends. It’s important to discover healthy coping mechanisms to guide you through challenging times.

Strengthen Social Connections

Scientists are finding that our connections to others can profoundly impact our health, both emotionally and physically. Whether it’s with romantic partners, family, friends, neighbors, or others, social connections can influence our biology and overall well-being.










If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call the CYN Counseling Center Crisis Hotline at 847.587.3100.

To schedule therapy services or learn more, call 847-548-6000.