An essential component of health is wellness. Personal wellness is a self-care approach to enhance our overall health and well-being. The Steps to Wellness is a personal tool kit that can help improve your health and well-being.
The kit has several tools designed to work together to help you develop a plan for self-care, address a crisis should it arise, and advocate for yourself to receive treatments that work best for you. You can download the items in the Steps to Wellness kit by clicking on the link above each description.
The medication wallet card allows you to organize your medications; write down your physician, pharmacy, and emergency contacts; and contains a list of common questions to ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Bring this card whenever you see a healthcare provider or receive emergency care
Self-advocacy is the act of speaking up for yourself and your needs. The self-advocacy wallet card gives you some helpful reminders on how to effectively prepare, document, and communicate your needs before you address an issue.
This form is similar to the medication wallet card, but allows more space to document your medications if you have several types.
Use this chart to track your daily steps toward wellness. It includes: a medication checklist, goals and reflections, exercise and activities, nutrition intake, and a sleep record. Keeping a pulse on your health and well-being is essential for both your body and mind.
This worksheet is designed to help you identify early warning signs of crisis and plan ways to prevent a crisis from occurring.
Give this worksheet to your supportive network of family and friends so that they know how to help you when you are nearing or in crisis.
Journaling can be an effective way to reflect on your thoughts about your health and well-being. Creating a formalized process of collecting your thoughts can help you track your health.Use the Feelings Guide to find words that best describe how you are feeling.
Disclaimer: The information and documents included in the Steps to Wellness packet are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with questions pertaining to your medical condition(s), treatment and care, and any other aspects relating to your health.