In teaching students how to take better care of themselves through wellness programming, the counseling staff at SDSM&T is teaching students how to become more emotionally resilient. By advocating healthier lifestyles and a broader range of coping skills, the SDSM&T counseling staff is setting students up to be better equipped to lead happier healthier lives. Throughout the year, wellness programs will highlight physical, mental, and emotional well-being. If you have questions about how to take better care of yourself and would like to know more about Wellness programs, contact the SDSM&T counseling department.
The wellness approach to mental health is a holistic approach. Counselors that advocate a wellness approach to mental health problems take into account how environmental factors effect a person's well being. Listed below are some of the wellness components that the counseling program provides information on:
- Inspirational Quotes
- Substance Use
- Healthy Activities
- Running Group
- The Wellness Wheel
Wellness is a broad term with an emphasis on improving the quality of life of students through better decision-making and balanced living. The counseling staff at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is eager to help students expand their knowledge about wellness. If you have further questions, contact the counseling staff.
The Student Success Packet
Daniel Pink: The Surprising Science of Motivation
Time Management Lecture by Randy Pausch
Tony Robbins Asks Why We Do What We Do?
Barry Schwartz: The Paradox of Choice
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
Local Running Resources
Lean Horse Home Page – Your source for information on the inaugural Crazy Horse Marathon
Black Hills Runners Club – Information about local running events and the running community in Rapid City.
Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon – The Black Hills largest running event.
Local Cycling Resources
Fat Tire Festival – Local biking event in late May.
SDSM&T Online Wellness Screenings – How are you doing? Anonymous online wellness screenings are available here for depression, anxiety, alcohol, post-traumatic stress, bipolar, or eating disorders.
101 Health and Wellness Tips for College Students
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
Alcohol Education Information