8 Dimensions of Well-being


We embrace the eight dimensions of well-being created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Kent State of Well-being has chosen this model to guide the support and development of programs, services, and resources.

Eight Dimensions

  • Emotional: Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.
  • Spiritual: Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.
  • Intellectual : Recognizing creative abilities and finding way to expand knowledge and skills.
  • Physical: Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep, and nutrition.
  • Environmental: Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.
  • Financial: Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.
  • Relational: Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and well-developed support system.
  • Occupational: Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work.