Mental health and wellness is for everyone. Every client. Every colleague. Every community.
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is committed to improving the mental well-being and overall wellness of all Missourians. The Department is working to develop, promote, and implement an overall wellness program to help DMH team members and all Missourians be well and healthy where they live, work, learn, and play.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical, mental, and emotional health outcomes.
Our work is guided by The Eight Dimensions of Wellness, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Eight Dimensions of Wellness
Environmental - Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Emotional - Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
Financial - Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Social - Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Spiritual - Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life
Occupational - Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work
Physical - Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep and nutrition
Intellectual - Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
Adapted from Swarbrick, M. (2006) A Wellness Approach. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29(4), 311-314.
The Wellness Overview
Learn about practicing healthy habits everyday for a good quality of life.
DMH CARES - Shift Change
Brief exercises to reduce stress and improve wellness during pre-shift, mid-shift, and post-shift.
DMH CARES - Three Good Things
A science-based exercise that promotes wellbeing, positivity, and gratitude.
Receive DMH CARES Microlearning Lessons to your mobile phone! Text DMH_CARES to 44844.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services provides a free, step-by-step guide to wellness.
National Institutes of Health wellness toolkits highlight evidence-based tips for living well and improving your health.
Mental Health America's workplace initiatives focus on employee's mental health and well-being and promote meaningful change in organizational practices.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides research-based tools and resources to help employers develop or expand a workplace health promotion program.
- DMH CARES
- MO Well-Being Playbook