SAMHSA Releases New Podcast Series on Wellness Leading up to National Wellness Week

FROM SAMHSA:

It’s been a while since we reached out on behalf of SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative, and we hope all is well. We’ve been busy creating new campaign materials, and we wanted you to be one of the first to know about our new Wellness podcast series. SAMHSA is releasing the following podcasts leading up to National Wellness Week (September 11-17, 2016), and there’s more to come:

· Having the Conversation: Speaking Wellness in Your Health Care Visits - Laura Galbreath, Director of the SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, discusses how people receiving services and providers can do their part to ensure they address whole health – emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual – in all kinds of health care visits.

· Getting Well Through Recovery: Why Wellness Matters and How Your Peers Can Support You - Gabe Howard, Director of development and marketing of the P.E.E.R. Center, and a person living with bipolar and anxiety disorder, hosts an hour of conversation with colleagues from the P.E.E.R. Center.

· Modeling the Way: Managing Personal Wellness While Supporting Others - Gabe Howard, Director of development and marketing of the P.E.E.R. Center, and a person living with bipolar and anxiety disorder, hosts an hour of conversation with four peer support specialists from the P.E.E.R. Center about their techniques to maintain their own wellness and recovery while helping others do the same.

We encourage you to share these podcasts on your personal or professional social channels, feel free to use the following messaging:

· Facebook

o Learn more about important wellness issues – ranging from tips for handling triggers in the workplace to how peers can support all dimensions of wellness – from experts in the field from a podcast series hosted by @SAMHSA. #ShareWellness http://bit.ly/2aGq0fb

o Have you checked out @SAMHSA’s podcast series yet? Join wellness specialists and other experts as they discuss tips for maintaining wellness, the role of peer support, and other important topics. #ShareWellness http://bit.ly/2aGq0fb

· Twitter

o Learn more about important #wellness issues from experts in a @SAMHSAgov podcast series. http://bit.ly/2aGq0fb

o Have you listened to @SAMHSAgov’s podcast series yet? Join experts as they discuss important #wellness topics http://bit.ly/2aGq0fb

We also wanted to let you know about the latest materials updates on the Wellness website:

· Our resources page has customizable posters and PowerPoints, fact sheets, and additional information about Wellness Week.

· You can now upload Wellness events to be featured on our events calendar. Let us know if you’re hosting an event this year!

We appreciate your support, and we’d love to hear from you with questions or needs around SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative. In addition, please let us know if you’ve been sharing Wellness materials on your social channels or via other channels – we’d love to hear from you!