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Why does wellness matter?

Have you ever heard this phrase?  Well, it's true!  Many of us have been guilty of getting so wrapped up in school that we forget to take care of ourselves.  We all handle the stress of dental school differently and it's important to find time to care for yourself before you get to the point of burnout.  If we don't take care of ourselves, we make it pretty difficult to provide the best care for our patients and to be great lifelong colleagues to each other.  Wellness is a choice to pursue a happy, healthy, well-balanced life.


Five Dimensions of Wellness

ASDA stresses the importance of wellness by encouraging members to focus on the following dimensions of wellness:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Environmental
 

Need to talk it out?

Like most dental schools, Roseman University has counseling services available for your use whenever you need it!

 

University of Neuropsychiatric Institute: Mobile Crisis Unit
(801) 587-3000

Student Assistance Plan
(800) 386-7055

Free to all students and offers confidential personal counselors who are available by phone.

Jordan West Family Counseling
9263 Redwood Rd, Building 8
West Jordan, UT 84088
(801) 566-0749

With payment of student health plan, there's a $15 co-pay per visit to the counseling center

Services available to dental students:

  • Divorce, custody, probation, other legal matters
  • Life coaching
  • Finances: credit card, student loan debt
  • Child care services
  • Academic stress and pressure
  • Depression, grief, general mental health
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Substance abuse, addictions
  • Personal relationships: family, friends, dating

This is how we #bewellasda

Contact our ethics & wellness chair, Maddy Kurz, to find out  how you can get involved!