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Wellness Works Initiative

Creative Expressions of Wellness

Mind, Body, Faith, Soul by Terry McLean
Wellness Works! by SD United

What is the Wellness Works Initiative?

As part of National Wellness Week (September 17-23, 2012), Peerlink, the National Empowerment Center, and the other Consumer and Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Centers—the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, NAMI Star Center, and the Family Cafe TA Center – are showcasing original creative work expressing what wellness means in our lives and for our communities.

We hope the Wellness Works Initiative will help raise public awareness about the importance of embracing a wellness-based perspective, in mental health services as well as our communities at large. We embrace a holistic approach and endorse the eight dimensions of wellness - Emotional, Financial, Social, Spiritual, Occupational, Physical, Intellectual, and Environmental - as proposed by Peggy Swarbrick and supported by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

NEC Technical Assistance Center Director Oryx Cohen introduces the Wellness Works Initiative (2011)

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