Emotional balance is being able to freely express and manage your feelings in an effort to arrive at healthy personal decisions.  A person who is emotionally well. . .

  • Manages stress effectively.
  • Maintains a sense of humor.
  • Focuses on solutions to problems and maintains a sense of perspective.
  • Has social support from friends/family.
  • Gets adequate rest and relaxation.
  • Has a sense of self acceptance.

The University of Akron Resources

Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling
The Clinic provides high quality, low cost (or free) mental health services to the Greater Akron area. Counseling is provided to individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups.

Counseling Center
Comprehensive psychological services are offered to currently enrolled students at the Counseling Center for free. Note: Services are only available to UA students.

Student Health Services
Student Health Services provides health and wellness resources so that you can stay healthy and successfully achieve your academic goals. Note: Services are only available to UA students.

Community/National Resources

American Psychology Association
APA seeks to advance psychology as a science, a profession, and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.

Enjoy Downtown Akron
Downtown events, culture and entertainment pack the calendar with wide-ranging things to do and see.

Summit County Events Calendar
All upcoming summit county events.

Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition
Local suicide prevention support.

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.