Wellness Resources


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 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 essential to make healthy choices for both your physical and psychological 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 their 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)

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Eight Dimensions of Wellness
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 The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

1.  Mental Health (Emotional)

Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships

 2.  Environment

Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being

3.  Financial Health

Satisfaction with current and future financial situations

4.  Intellectual

Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

5.  Occupational

Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work

 6.  Physical Health

Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep

 7.  Social

Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

8.  Spiritual

Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Workplace Wellness

(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)

  1. Connect with others
  2. Stay positive
  3. Get physically active
  4. Help others
  5. Get enough sleep
  6. Create joy and satisfaction
  7. Eat well
  8. Take care of your spirit
  9. Deal better with hard times
  10. Get professional help if you need it

Managing Depression with Simple Self-Care

“The phrase self-care has been thrown about frequently in the past few years. At a surface level, the phrase has come to be commonly associated with bubble baths and the occasional slice of chocolate cake. True self-care is much more complex, and for those with depression, caring for yourself becomes significantly more difficult.

When living with depression, having extra energy for even the most basic of tasks can be a challenge. This has nothing to do with motivation or lifestyle, but everything to do with the neurobiological structure of the brain. The symptoms that accompany depression make it difficult for those living with it to feel a normal sense of energy, motivation, and appetite, to name a few.

Learning how to incorporate self-care during depression is imperative for your health and well-being. In this article, we’ll go over some self-care ideas on how to manage depression, how to practice self-care, and help you on the way to healing.”

(Provided by SoCal Mental Health)

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan:
Five Key Concepts to Guide Your Path to Wellness


This is a FREE digital download! Please complete the order process and the access link will be provided on your screen and in your order history. You will also receive an email with the access link.

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan: Five Key Concepts to Guide Your Path to Wellness! offers self-reflections and questions based on the five key concepts of WRAP: hope, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, education, and support. It is meant as a personal wellness tool for empowering people to takes steps toward improving their mental well-being, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact lives and connections with others.

The booklet is designed for self-exploration about the key concepts and will help you select ways to take action and create positive changes in your life. It can be used individually, with friends or family members, or with groups.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.’s Human Potential Press is pleased to provide the Wellness Recovery Action Plan: Five Key Concepts to Guide Your Path to Wellness! for digital download at no charge.



ForLikeMinds is a website dedicated to the recovery and wellness of people living with or supporting someone with mental illness, substance use, or a stressful life event. We empower members to connect and engage in relatable micro-communities of people with similar backgrounds and experiences. This journey starts with hope and is nourished by the support of like minds sharing their lived experience.

To get started, create an account and complete your profile. You can always edit your profile at any time or add information in the future. Once you’ve completed your profile, you can find and engage with other members with similar backgrounds in one-on-one and group discussions. You can join existing groups or create your own. Membership is free!

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