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Peerlink: Wellness Works Initiative

Peerlink is proud to host this year's Wellness Works Initiative!

What is National Wellness Week?

As part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA is launching the fourth annual National Wellness Week from September 15-21, 2014 to promote the many ways that social inclusion, trauma-informed care, and the Eight Dimensions of Wellness can improve quality of life and increase life expectancy for people diagnosed with mental health issues.

During National Wellness Week, we aim to inspire individuals to improve one's physical health behavior, while exploring their talents, skills, interests, social connections, and environment to incorporate other dimensions of wellness. We will mobilize peer-run, faith-based and other community organizations, as well as mental health, substance addiction and physical healthcare providers to host events or promote messages encouraging the Eight Dimensions of Wellness (Emotional, Financial, Social, Spiritual, Occupational, Physical, Intellectual, and Environmental).

Wellness Works Initiative

As part of National Wellness Week (September 15-21, 2014), Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center, 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 –invite you to submit a piece of original creative work expressing what wellness means in your lives and for your communities.

Learn how to submit your artwork!