What is WELLNESS?
SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness Making the Eight Dimensions of Wellness part of daily life can improve mental and physical health for people with mental and/or substance use disorders.
What is Wellness? Wellness is being in good physical and mental health. Because mental health and physical health are linked, problems in one area can impact the other. At the same time, improving your physical health can also benefit your mental health, and vice versa. It is important to make healthy choices for both your physical and mental well-being.
Remember that wellness is not the absence of illness or stress. You can still strive for wellness even if you are experiencing these challenges in your life.
Wellness Strategies! Visit this SAMHSA webpage to learn about the best possible outcomes and most effective approach to caring for people with multiple health care needs. The page includes wellness worksheets, information on food education, physical activity, weight management, smoking cessation, diabetes management, peer support, and more.
Why Is Wellness Important? The short answer: For individuals with behavioral health conditions, embracing wellness can improve quality and years of life.
FREE! Printable 2-page document from SAMHSA:
What Individuals in Recovery need to know about WELLNESS.
FREE! Printable 22-page document from SAMHSA:
Creating a Healthier Life _(A Step-by-Step Guide to Wellness)
Policy Research Associates
Eight Dimensions of Wellness
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The 8 Dimensions of Wellness
Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep
Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Program to Achieve Wellness (PAW)
SAMHSA – The Program to Achieve Wellness (PAW) offers a variety of resources geared towards wellness techniques that promote recovery and holistic well-being for persons across the country. Interact with individuals who have lived with and recovered from mental and/or substance use disorders, gain access to wellness products and tools, and receive tools and best practices for achieving wellness goals via technical assistance.
(Provided by Mental Health America)
Do you Love or Hate your Job?
Loving or hating a job can cause more or less stress in life. Did you know, 70% of those currently employed are searching for other jobs?
Live Your Life Well – 10 Tools
These proven tools can help you feel stronger and more hopeful. Check out each page for specific, easy-to-follow tips. (Provided by Mental Health America)