Category Wellness

#ShareWellness During National Wellness Week 2014

By: Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., SAMHSA Administrator

Living wellness means balancing the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, financial, occupational, and environmental dimensions of your life. Practicing wellness is essential to behavioral health. People with mental and/or substance use disorders die earlier than the general population, making wellness especially important for those with a behavioral health condition.

But how do we incorporate wellness into our everyday lives? Getting involved in National Wellness Week 2014 is a great place to start! This week long celebration aims to help Americans recognize the value of living wellness and inspires us to improve our healthy behaviors. Join me and others across the country in using social media to share wellness tips and ideas. Include the hashtag #ShareWellness when you post a message, photo, or video of yourself showing your favorite wellness activity. You can also gather ideas for new wellness activities by following the #ShareWellness conversation throughout the week.

SAMHSA Administrator Hyde #ShareWellness, Always be grateful.

In addition to participating in the #ShareWellness conversation on social media, you can use the interactive wellness map to see what’s happening in your community. If you’re interested in hosting a National Wellness Week activity, the Wellness Community Activation Kit has information and resources that can help you get started in organizing and planning your event.

I know practicing wellness is important to my overall health and well-being. I like to take a moment each day to practice being grateful which is shown to improve well-being. I look forward to seeing how you #ShareWellness this week!

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