Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness empowers youth to live healthy lives by offering opportunities to explore, learn, practice & experience wellness in the following areas: Physical, Mental, Social, Emotional, & Spiritual Health; and Prevention Education.
Information and Resources
General Health and Wellness Information
Physical Health & Wellness: encompasses strength, energy, flexibility, and endurance of the physical body. It is more than the absence of disease or injury.
Social Health & Wellness: a healthy connection to and feelings of support from others.
Emotional Health & Wellness: refers to our healthy management of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It also includes positive coping tools and resilience against stressors.
Mental Health & Wellness: includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
Spiritual Health & Wellness: the degree a person feels purpose, meaning, and peace with life as well as a connection to God or a higher power.
Prevention Education: Youth Mental Health First Aid, which is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help a youth who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. In the training, participants learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
Learn How to Use the Action Plan: ALGEE
L isten non-judgmentally
G ive reassurance and information
E ncourage self-help and other support strategies
E ncourage appropriate professional help
To learn how to request a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course for a group of adults or to see if any are scheduled near you, please contact us.
Angela Ito | email@example.com
USU Extension Resources
- Live On Utah (Suicide prevention): https://liveonutah.org/
- Live On is a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources, and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. Together we can get through, reach out, lift up, look ahead, and Live On.
- USA Pickleball: https://usapickleball.org/
- The Family Place: https://thefamilyplaceutah.org/
- Utah Strong Recovery Project: If you or someone you know is experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression because of COVID-19, talk to a crisis counselor seven days a week. All info is confidential and free of charge. Services include: emotional support, crisis counseling, coping strategies, mental health education, and referrals if more help is needed.
- Call/text: 385-386-2289 (7am-7pm)
- After hours: 1-800-273-8255
Questions? Contact Stacey MacArthur | firstname.lastname@example.org
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