Mental wellness promotes a state of well-being in which an individual can realize their abilities, cope with stress, work productively, and make a contribution to their community.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
Run by students for students, Penn's first in-person peer counseling organization offers short-term, confidential peer listening and referral services to any Penn undergraduate to talk about anything.
This website features stories of successes and failures, ups and downs, hardships and self-discoveries, in order to deconstruct the Penn Face – the idea that one must always appear busy, happy, and successful at everything all the time.
Meditation is a way of training ourselves to be mindful. It involves the deliberate giving of attention, without judgment, to whatever is happening in the moment. It can assist in lowering heart rate and blood pressure and reducing anxiety, stress, and depression.