Topic: Think about it
Wellness week is coming this September, but you know what - wellness should be year round. The subjects which cover wellness week are so important you need to work on them year round. Be good to yourself. Take the pledge not to take drugs or drink. Those of you who have read my book know that addiction is hereditary. Much has to do with how we metabolize alcohol and/or drugs. Think about the points listed below. They have been put together by SAMHSA. Perhaps you can help to organize some activities in your community. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with SAMHSA at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Wellness Week 2013 Schedule:
Monday, September 16
Overview of Eight Dimensions
Overarching activities about SAMHSA's Wellness Initiative, National Wellness Week, and how the Eight Dimensions help people recover and build resilience, especially when confronted with traumatic, mental health, or substance use challenges.
Tuesday, September 17
Activities promoting healthy behaviors, including smoking cessation, physical activity, nutrition, adequate sleep, and safe medication use.
Wednesday, September 18
Activities encouraging individuals to participate in the Artistic Expression for Wellness national activity, such as writing poetry or developing artwork. Also, messages inspiring creativity and mentally stimulating activities, such as writing poetry or teaching others about one's area of interest.
- Artistic Expression for Wellness national activity
Thursday, September 19
Activities encouraging incorporating pursuits such as meditation, prayer, or music into one's efforts to enhance recovery.
Friday, September 20
Social and Emotional Dimensions
Activities encouraging individuals to join the Line Dance for Wellness in communities across the country. Dancing is a great stress reliever and also provides social interaction. Individuals can also incorporate the social and emotional dimensions in a variety of other ways, such as volunteering, joining a book club, or simply spending more time with family and friends.
- Line Dance for Wellness national activity
Saturday, September 21
Financial and Occupational Dimensions
Activities promoting tips and support on how to manage one's finances. Encouraging individuals to explore work opportunities that will provide satisfaction in their lives.
- Financial dimension national activity (please check back periodically for more information).
Sunday, September 22
Activities promoting ways individuals can improve healthy environmental surroundings to support their physical and mental health.