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Gundersen Health System cares about your mental health, including your emotional, psychological and social well-being. Mental health impacts how you think, feel, act and handle stress.

There are several factors that can influence your mental health. It is normal to occasionally worry or feel down.


emotional well-being checklist

If you answered more than half the days or nearly every day above, consider:

  • Talking to a family member, friend, teacher, colleague or pastor.
  • Calling Great Rivers 2-1-1. This free, confidential information and crisis line can link you to the right community resources. Simply dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 for help 24/7; text your zip code to 898211; or visit
  • Calling the Gundersen Nurse Advisor at (608) 775-4454 or (800) 858-1050 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free and confidential, no matter where you receive healthcare.
  • Scheduling an appointment with your primary care provider or pediatrician. New patients can find a primary provider by calling our New Patient Phone Line at (608) 775-0601 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 50601.

The Healthy Habits of Emotional Well-Being:

  • Take care by exercising and eating and sleeping well.
  • Checking in with family, friends and counselors.
  • Engage your relationships.
  • Relax by meditating, gardening, dancing or whatever you love.

Know the five signs of emotional suffering: personality changes, agitation, withdrawal, poor self-care and hopelessness.

The Five Signs of Suffering may mean someone is in emotional pain and might need help:

  1. Personality changes
  2. Agitation
  3. Withdrawal
  4. Poor self-care
  5. Hopelessness

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