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Mental Health Education

Building a Culture of Wellbeing

Developing the whole person through engagement with the community is central to the Catholic, Marianist philosophy.   Health Education and Wellbeing seeks to cultivate a community in which all members of the community take an active role in fostering an ethic of wellbeing, where all members of the community can succeed, thrive and matter.  To build a culture of wellbeing we must engage in a comprehensive approach that builds individual capacity and self-efficacy, fosters meaningful relationships, as well as prioritizes environments and policies which make healthy choice the easy choice.

Defining Health Education

Health education at the University of Dayton is characterized by the learning opportunities in which students are encouraged to reflect on the ways in which their values and decisions are reflected in their health behaviors.  These opportunities also provide students with tips and strategies to enhance their holistic wellbeing.

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Health Education and Wellbeing Presentations

Learn to identify when stress can be used to promote success and when stress can become unhealthy. Knowing the campus resources that can help you at varying levels of stress can help contribute to your academic success and personal fulfillment.

During this presentation participants will learn more about the sleep cycle, the benefits of sleep, and ways to improve the quality of sleep they get.  As part of this presentation student will receive a sleep kit and resources such as apps to help students track sleep.

Academic Credit: 1 semester hour (pass/fail)

This course will introduce participants to holistic wellness and assist participants in achieving a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  Students will be challenged to assess and reflect on their own well-being, the choices they make, as well as how these choices impact their overall health and wellness. 

These programs provide an opportunity for the students to take a few minutes out of their busy lives to think about their personal well-being.  They are hosted at tables outside Kennedy Union or in the residence hall lobbies on a biweekly basis and cover topics such as nutrition, physical activity, test anxiety and time management, sleep and mental health.  Information on upcoming outreach events can be found in the Flyer Pulse monthly newsletter or on Instagram @ud_wellness.

Contact Us

Kristen Keen, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Brook Center


The Brook Center