Eight Dimensions of Wellness Overview

Wellness means overall well-being. It is an ongoing process and a life-long journey, not a one-time event. Health Promotion and Wellness, along with many other campus offices, encourages and supports Northwestern students in taking action on all eight interconnected dimensions of wellness in order to build everyday habits, which improve quality of life. It may also help individuals live longer, manage current health conditions, and support recovery from illness, injury, and addiction.

Use these links to explore the eight dimensions of wellness and campus resources related to each:

This short video from SAMHSA's Wellness Initiative provides an overview of what each dimension entails.