What is Wellness?
According to SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Wellness is not the absence of disease, illness, or stress, but the presence of :
• Optimal physical and behavioral health
• Purpose in life
• Active involvement in satisfying work and play
• Joyful relationships
The SAMSHA eight dimensions of Wellness are: (1)
1. SAMSHA. What is Wellness? SAMSHA. [Online] 2023. https://store.samhsa.gov/product/SAMHSA-s-Wellness-Initiative-Wellness-Community-Power-Point-Presentation/sma16-4955.