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Emotional Health & Insight

Behavioral health is the scientific study of the emotions, behaviors, and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in everyday life and their concept of self.

The coexistence of both a behavioral health and a substance use disorder is referred to as co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders were previously referred to as dual diagnoses.

In many cases, people receive treatment for one disorder while the other disorder remains untreated.

This may occur because both behavioral health and substance use disorders can have biological, psychological, and social components. Other reasons may be inadequate screening, an overlap of symptoms, or that other health issues need to be addressed first. In any case, the consequences of untreated or undertreated co-occurring disorders can lead to a higher likelihood of experiencing sustained desperation and suicide, medical illnesses, homelessness, or incarceration.

We believe that without emotional insight and intelligence, it is far more difficult to sustain emotional health and well being.

Emotions Matter

This belief is the core of our work. We conduct research and offer trainings that support people of all ages in developing emotional intelligence skills. We do this work because the well-being and sustainability of our society depends on each of us using our emotions wisely.

Vulnerability is strength.

-Marc Brackett, Ph.D.
Founder & Director
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Lead Developer, RULER
Author, Permission to Feel

Behavioral health is the scientific study of the emotions, behaviors, and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in everyday life and their concept of self.

The coexistence of both a behavioral health and a substance use disorder is referred to as co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders were previously referred to as dual diagnoses.

In many cases, people receive treatment for one disorder while the other disorder remains untreated.

This may occur because both behavioral health and substance use disorders can have biological, psychological, and social components. Other reasons may be inadequate screening, an overlap of symptoms, or that other health issues need to be addressed first. In any case, the consequences of untreated or undertreated co-occurring disorders can lead to a higher likelihood of experiencing sustained desperation and suicide, medical illnesses, homelessness, or incarceration.

We believe that without emotional insight and intelligence, it is far more difficult to sustain emotional health and well being.

Emotions Matter

This belief is the core of our work. We conduct research and offer trainings that support people of all ages in developing emotional intelligence skills. We do this work because the well-being and sustainability of our society depends on each of us using our emotions wisely.

Vulnerability is strength.

-Marc Brackett, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Burnout in
Adults

Burnout in Adults

84% Most people who are burned out and disengaged had jobs with low demands and low resources. They’re not overwhelmed by the stress of the job, but hopeless at the lack of opportunity.

64% Most people who were burned out and engaged had high demands but low resources. These people are overwhelmed by what their jobs require of them, without offering the necessary support.
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An Emotion Scientist:

  • Accepts all emotions as information
  • Sees emotions as ephemeral
  • Is open, curious, and reflective
  • Is in learner mode (investigates)
  • Wants to get “granular”
  • Has a “growth mindset”

An Emotion Judge:

  • Views emotions as “error” and weak
  • Sees emotions as “permanent”
  • Is critical, closed, and ignores emotion
  • Is in knower mode (makes attributions)
  • Clumps emotions as good or bad
  • Has a “fixed mindset”
- From Marc Brackett, PhD
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First
Responders

of first responders develop a behavioral health issue. They turn to substances to self medicate, and when they do, they are more likely to become dependent; 50% more likely.

First Responders

30% of first responders develop a behavioral health issue. They turn to substances to self medicate, and when they do, they are more likely to become dependent; 50% more likely.
Read More

Knowing
Thyself

1 in 5 adults have a diagnosable mental illness and 50% of us will experience a mental health condition in our lifetime.

Knowing Thyself

Those who cannot rest cannot work; those who cannot let go cannot hold on…

PRIOR to the Coronavirus outbreak, approximately one-third of people visited a doctor about something stress-related, with 57 percent admitting they’re paralyzed by stress.

- Adapted by Harry Emerson Fosdick
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Stress on Caregivers

Today, more than 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some time in the past 12 months.

Stress on Caregivers

Today, more than 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some time in the past 12 months. This totals an estimated 53.0 million adults in the United States, up from the estimated 43.5 million caregivers in 2015.
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Youth & Substances

Every year that substance use is delayed during the period of adolescent brain development, the risk of addiction and substance abuse decreases.

Youth & Substances

Every year that substance use is delayed during the period of adolescent brain development, the risk of addiction and substance abuse decreases.

Early to young adolescence is the most critical risk period for young people being initiated into substance abuse: 70% of youth who try an illegal drug before age 13 develop a substance abuse disorder compared to 27% of youth who try an illegal drug after age 17.
Read More

Burnout in Adults

Burnout in Adults

84% Most people who are burned out and disengaged had jobs with low demands and low resources. They’re not overwhelmed by the stress of the job, but hopeless at the lack of opportunity.

64% Most people who were burned out and engaged had high demands but low resources. These people are overwhelmed by what their jobs require of them, without offering the necessary support.
Read More

An Emotion Scientist:

  • Accepts all emotions as information
  • Sees emotions as ephemeral
  • Is open, curious, and reflective
  • Is in learner mode (investigates)
  • Wants to get “granular”
  • Has a “growth mindset”

Emotion Judge:

  • Views emotions as “error” and weak
  • Sees emotions as “permanent”
  • Is critical, closed, and ignores emotion
  • Is in knower mode (makes attributions)
  • Clumps emotions as good or bad
  • Has a “fixed mindset”
- From Marc Brackett, PhD
Read More

First Responders

of first responders develop a behavioral health issue. They turn to substances to self medicate, and when they do, they are more likely to become dependent; 50% more likely.

First Responders

30% of first responders develop a behavioral health issue. They turn to substances to self medicate, and when they do, they are more likely to become dependent; 50% more likely.
Read More

Knowing Thyself

1 in 5 adults have a diagnosable mental illness and 50% of us will experience a mental health condition in our lifetime.

Knowing Thyself

Those who cannot rest cannot work; those who cannot let go cannot hold on…

Prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, approximately one-third of people visited a doctor about something stress-related, with 57 percent admitting they’re paralyzed by stress.

- Adapted by Harry Emerson Fosdick
Read More

Stress on Caregivers

Today, more than 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some time in the past 12 months.

Stress on Caregivers

Today, more than 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some time in the past 12 months. This totals an estimated 53.0 million adults in the United States, up from the estimated 43.5 million caregivers in 2015.
Read More

Youth & Substances

Every year that substance use is delayed during the period of adolescent brain development, the risk of addiction and substance abuse decreases.

Youth & Substances

Every year that substance use is delayed during the period of adolescent brain development, the risk of addiction and substance abuse decreases.

Early to young adolescence is the most critical risk period for young people being initiated into substance abuse: 70% of youth who try an illegal drug before age 13 develop a substance abuse disorder compared to 27% of youth who try an illegal drug after age 17.
Read More