Be well at UM-Dearborn

5/29/2019

The University of Michigan is committed to creating a culture of well-being for its faculty, staff and community.

Well-being is a life-long journey.

The University of Michigan is committed to creating a culture of well-being for its faculty, staff and community. Through a collaboration between MHealthy and Student Life, a model was created that identifies eight key dimensions of personal well-being. The philosophy embraces the concept that well-being encompasses the whole person, with many factors affecting your quality of life and playing a part in achieving balance, purpose, and vitality in your career and at home.

UM-Dearborn has many MHealthy champions across campus and we encourage you to explore the many well-being resources and opportunities offered. If you see something interesting, contact your MHealthy Champion or Craig Kotajarvi at crkotaja@med.umich.edu.

The eight main areas covered are:

  • Physical: Practicing healthy behaviors around physical activity, nutrition, sleep, substance use, preventive exams; managing chronic conditions.

  • Emotional & Mental: Thriving while fully experiencing the diverse range of human emotions, experiences and vulnerabilities.

  • Environmental: Living in, working in and contributing to safe, healthy, and sustainable environments.

  • Financial: Developing knowledge and skills for managing financial decisions.

  • Occupational: Sustaining personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.

  • Social: Developing a sense of connection and belonging, having a well-developed support system, and contributing to a healthy inclusive community.

  • Intellectual: Pursuing knowledge and skill development.

  • Spiritual: Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.

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