Well-Being Resources

Well-Being Resources

About Well-Being Resources

As the National Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health Care, our goal is to provide you with a wealth of resources about well-being.

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 8-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.


We all have our struggles. Finding ways to focus on your emotional health is important. Now you can use web and mobile tools to help you get better and stay strong.

myStrength is safe and secure — just for you. It offers custom resources to improve your mood and overcome the challenges you face. Track your health, enjoy interactive activities, and become inspired by quotes and videos with myStrength. 

The Science of Well-Being online course, offered by Yale for free on Coursera and taught by Professor Laurie Santos, reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

The science of Positive Psychology tells us that the well-being of the people around us affects us, too. If we have friends who have positive well-being, that impacts our well-being by 15%. If they have friends with positive well-being, that impacts us by 6%, even if we don't know them, personally. 

The PERMA Model stands for: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Positive Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment. The theory behind it is that we should not just aim for people to be happy, but for them to flourish. Our efforts in caring for the people in our communities need to go to all aspects of their well-being, so they have the opportunity to thrive.


Additional Resources

Well-Being book


According to Gallup's research published in the book Well-Being, the five essential elements of well-being are: Career, Relationships, Financial, Physical Community.

Positivity book 1


Positivity is a book by Barbara Fedrickson regarding the power of positivity in your life. Research shows that negative emotions have been found to impact us at 3x that of positive emotions.

Eat move sleep book 1

Eat Move Sleep

Eat Move Sleep is a book by Tom Rath focused on the ways that eating, moving and sleeping have an important impact on our lives and the ways we move through the world.