The Well at USM
The Well at USM is a resource center dedicated to helping members of the USM community develop and increase their awareness of every aspect of wellness. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence. Wellness is a holistic concept involving financial, sexual, physical, spiritual, cultural, emotional, intellectual and social dimensions.
**April is Alcohol Awareness Month**
Fact OR Fiction?
MYTH: An apple a day keeps the doctor away…
FACT: A handful of blueberries a day is a more effective way to prevent the need to visit a healthcare provider. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and fiber, and they are easy to add to a variety of meals!
Tips for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder, formally known as Seasonal Depression, affects thousands of Mainers every year. Below are some tips to help with mood changes during this vulnerable time of year:
- Get excercise
- Eat healthy foods
- Seek emotional support when needed
- Engage in beneficial activities that make you laugh or smile
- Get in the habit of following a consistant sleeping pattern (7-9hrs/night)
Take part in a campus-wide pledge to support friends, classmates, and colleagues at USM! Sign a civility card and promote respect for all USM community members. Contact Sarah Holmes (email@example.com) or stop by The Well for more information.
Fingerpainting, Homemade Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Meditation, and of course tea! Free and open to all students, faculty, and staff. Come to The Well in Gorham from 3-4pm every friday during the academic year.
Financial- Ability to manage and balance finances, with the understanding of the importance of sustaining ourselves financially, in the short and long term.
Sexual- Self- acceptance and entering into responsible, safe and healthy physical and emotional relationships.
Physical- Maintaining a healthy quality of life while avoiding destructive habits.
Spiritual- Having a positive perception of meaning and purpose in life and being grounded in your beliefs.
Cultural- Acceptance of individuals different from ourselves and appreciation of other cultures.
Emotional- Ability to manage and express emotions, understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring.
Intellectual- Intellectual: Ability to open our minds to new ideas, the desire to learn concepts and improve skills
Social- Developing relationships which incorporate acceptance and affiliation, trust, loyalty and respect.
Check out Student Health 101!!! USM's Online Wellness Magazine:
For information about USM alcohol awareness visit:
The Well in Gorham
113 Upton Hall
University of Southern Maine
Gorham, Maine 04038
The Well in Portland
143A Woodbury Campus Center
University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine 04104-9300
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