Make yourself a priority.

Dental school is exhausting — mentally and physically. If you’re noticing changes in your personal well-being and health due to a decrease in exercise, changed eating habits, stress or depression, you are not alone. 

According to a 2018 report from the American College Health Association, more than 60 percent of college students said they had experienced “overwhelming anxiety” in the past year. More than 40 percent said they felt so depressed they had difficulty functioning. 

Your wellness matters.

It’s in your best interest and that of your patients if you are the healthiest version of yourself. Wellness means making thoughtful, daily choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness stems from focusing on each of the five dimensions of your life and finding a balanced way of addressing all of them. Click the icons below for resources and suggestions related to each dimension of wellness.

ASDA’s Wellness Initiative encourages you to make well-being a priority with a focus on these five dimensions of your life:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Environmental

Wellness stems from focusing on each of these dimensions and finding a balanced way of addressing all of them, as needed. Click the icons below for resources and suggestions related to each dimension of wellness.

Access resources to make you feel your best.

We'd like to help you find the resources to best support you or a loved one. These recommendations represent services we believe are well-equipped to assist you.

ASDA offers free, on-demand webinars on a range of topics, including:

Most universities and colleges have health centers that offer counseling services to enrolled students. Find information on the health center at your dental school.

There are also ways to screen yourself to determine if you're experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition, provided by Mental Health America

In crisis? If you or someone you know is in crisis now, seek help immediately. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or dial 911 for immediate assistance.

Other Resources

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ASDA Wellness Initiative – 2016 winner, Silver Power of A Award
 
 
ASAE Power of A Award 
 

 

ASDA's Wellness Initiative is generously supported by: 

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