Well-Being at Hendrix

What is Well-Being?

Generally speaking, well-being refers to feelings of satisfaction and engagement with life, fulfillment, and resilience. However, what that looks like can differ from one person to the next. For example, one person may draw energy and joy from large social gatherings, whereas another person might find more happiness in solitude; one person might find fulfillment in a helping profession, whereas another person might find fulfillment in a trade profession.

At Hendrix, we believe well-being is multi-faceted. Specifically, we break well-being down into the following elements:

  • Emotional and Psychological
  • Financial
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Social and Community
  • Spiritual

Furthermore, when we talk about well-being at Hendrix, we hold the following core principles in mind:

  • Well-being is not a static state, but rather an active process through which we can experience personal growth, increased resilience, and satisfaction and engagement with life.
  • Well-being is for everyone. Having a mental illness does not mean you cannot or do not have high well-being. Conversely, not having a mental illness does not necessarily mean you have high well-being.
  • Well-being is self-determined. Each member of our community can define and pursue well-being in their own manner.
  • However, well-being does not have to be a solitary pursuit. We believe strongly in the benefits of community care.
  • Well-being is an important topic of scientific inquiry. As such, we make efforts to ensure the information and resources provided on this website are grounded in scientific research.

To the right, you will find links to additional information and resources related to each facet of well-being. You can also read more about well-being from the CDC.