Feel
Your
Feelings

This Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re inviting you to feel your feelings. Many of us have been feeling a lot lately, so it’s more important than ever to check in on our emotions and talk about them with others. By building our emotional vocabulary and owning our moods, we’re working to destigmatize mental health and show that no matter what you’re feeling, it’s okay to feel it.

The Mood Meter

We like to use Dr. Marc Brackett’s system of colors and emotions to help visually represent how we’re feeling. These colorful cues can help you identify how you’re feeling when you’re not quite sure.

Yellow corresponds to high-energy, high-pleasantness moods like Energized, Happy, or Optimistic. Green corresponds to low-energy, high-pleasantness moods like Content, Grateful, or Relaxed. Blue corresponds to low-energy, low-pleasantness moods like Drained, Lonely, or Sad. Finally, red corresponds to high-energy, low-pleasantness moods like Angry, Stressed, or Frustrated.

Mood Tunes

Whether you want to dance around your room or need a good shower cry, music can help you lean into your emotions even harder. And feeling all your feels is a good thing.

In partnership with Universal Music Group, we’ve created 10 playlists for you to jam out to, available on all major music streaming platforms. Simply identify the mood that best matches how you’re feeling, and let the tunes take you away.

Note that different songs mean different things to different people, so if you’re not vibing with one of the picks, that’s totally okay. You know yourself best, which is why you can also use these playlists as inspiration to create your own — with your music faves.

Check out this exclusive worksheet from Channing Shippen, Director of Music Therapy at Tufts Medical Center, to practice mood regulation through music and playlist creation.

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AFFIRMATION FOR ANGER

I am able to weather this storm. I can find ways to express myself without losing control.

AFFIRMATION FOR DISAPPOINTMENT

I will be okay, and I have hope for what’s to come.

AFFIRMATION FOR GRATITUDE

I am grateful for the small things and the big things — for friends, for food, for a new day.

AFFIRMATION FOR HEALTH

My body is resilient and unique, my mind is open and flexible, I am grateful to be alive.

AFFIRMATION FOR STRESS

I can handle this a little bit at a time, I am capable and competent.

AFFIRMATION FOR LONELINESS

I am worthy of love and connection. This feeling helps me become more in touch with myself and others.

AFFIRMATION FOR RELAXATION

I am deserving of rest. I can always find peace and calm within myself.

AFFIRMATION FOR JOY

I am blissful. I follow the things that make me feel good, and nurture what feeds my soul.
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MOOD AFFIRMATIONS

Scroll through these mood-based affirmations to help you remember that all emotions are valid.

EMOTION-BASED LEARNINGS FROM OUR PARTNERS

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Search our comprehensive Resource Library to find information, tools, support groups, and more.

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ARE YOU #FEELINGMOODY?

Join our movement by talking openly about how you’re feeling on social media.

IN AN
EMERGENCY

If you or a friend need urgent assistance, call 911 immediately, or take your friend directly to the emergency room. If you feel it’s safe, stay with your friend, or find someone to stay with them until help arrives.

Call 911

IN A
CRISIS

You are never alone. Help is always available. For immediate support 24/7, reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free and it’s highly confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to keep you or your friend safe.

Call 1-800-273-8255

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