The non-profit Emotion Hygiene Alliance is a trauma-informed education and training organization serving individuals, schools, companies, and communities in fostering social-emotional health.

In 1946, working for better health for everyone, everywhere, WHO defined health as: a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Since then we are living longer, but are we feeling better?

 Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-17 year olds,

an increase of 70% since 2006.

Most Americans are lonely. 54% say they always or sometimes feel that no one knows them well. Gen Z was found to be the loneliest generation.

Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled since 1990. Alcohol-related deaths are higher than any time since the start of WWI.

Rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 70% among teenagers in the past 25 years. Nearly 1 in 5 US adults live with a mental illness.

The wealth gap in America is now as wide as it's been in living memory.  The richest are getting richer faster, and steepening the Great Gatsby curve.

More urgently than ever, we need help with our emotional health.


Fostering the social and emotional

development of leaders and caregivers 

who foster the development of everyone else.


Human flourishing.

When we feel good, we do good in an upward spiral

of prosocial behavior and collective well-being. 


Providing Social Emotional 
Learning (SEL)
Programs to Schools

Training and Certifying Social Emotional Facilitators

Fostering Social Emotional Agency in Individuals

Promoting ACEs Awareness


Social Emotional Leadership

Fostering Social Emotional Agency in Caregivers



Workplace Wellness

Facilitator Training





Copyright © 2020 Emotion Hygiene Alliance

How rarely do you leave the house without brushing your teeth? How often do you leave the house in a bad mood?


While bad breath can repel others, an antisocial mood may be even more offensive. Feeling anxious, depressed, or triggered impairs us significantly; we're more likely to see others as irritating or threatening, complete tasks at a slower pace, and perform poorly.


Feeling good makes us good people and productive citizens. As the saying goes, “Hurt people [tend to] hurt people.” Social and emotional hygiene needs to become a key element of our daily routines.

Were you ever taught how to feel good—emotional health?

We've asked over 3,000 people. Click yes or no to participate in our survey.

If someone has a certain virus, we need to use the appropriate hygiene. 
Similarly, there's a hygiene of emotions.

Just as we teach about physical hygiene in the interest of good health, 

we now need to teach about emotional hygiene.

—  The Dalai Lama

Our 5 | 15 | 15 Framework is a systematic approach to well-being.

The Emotion Hygiene Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization

Helping humans feel good