The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is committed to improving the mental well-being and overall wellness of all Missourians. Many factors influence and impact a person’s mental well-being such as socio-economic pressures, chronic stress, natural or human-made disasters, and experiences with physical or sexual violence. The Department is working to develop, promote, and implement an overall wellness program to help DMH team members and all Missourians cope with life’s stresses so they can be healthy, happy, and productive members of their communities.

What is Wellness?

"…the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health." (World Health Organization)
"…being healthy in many dimensions of our lives." (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration)

Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical, mental, and emotional health outcomes.


Create a Healthier Life

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services provides a free, step-by-step guide to wellness.

Healthiest Self Wellness Toolkit

National Institutes of Health wellness toolkits highlight evidence-based tips for living well and improving your health.


Workplace Initiatives

Mental Health America's workplace initiatives focus on employee's mental health and well-being and promote meaningful change in organizational practices.

Workplace Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides research-based tools and resources to help employers develop or expand a workplace health promotion program.


Wellness Initiatives