Health & Wellness

  • A Check Up from Your Neck Up

    Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional.

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  • What is Wellness?

    What is Wellness?

    How we define wellness at Duke- 

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  • This Week in Wellness

    This Week in Wellness

    Check our calendar to see what's happening in Wellness this week and join our listserv to stay informed!

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Who We Are: 

Good health is something we all value. It's more than a visit to the doctor's office. It's about taking care of yourself and understanding your needs. It's about you. At Student Affairs, we believe healthy habits learned today are key tools to lifelong success, and provide a range of programs and services to help students establish healthy habits for today and for a lifetime.

A healthy mind, body and spirit form the foundation for success. Your health starts here.

Have You Heard?

Mar 30, 2015

Walking into Joe Van Gogh a few mornings ago, I can’t say I was very surprised to see macadamia nut milk being advertised as the newest addition to the menu.  In February, coffee-giant Starbucks started offering coconut milk, and just a quick trip to the Lobby Shop presents you with rice, almond, and soy alternatives to your classic dairy staple.  Alternative milks are trendier than e

Mar 20, 2015

“I don’t know how you do this for a living, listening to people’s problems all the time.”

I hear this comment from clients all the time, especially after a session with a lot of tears and overwhelming feelings of discouragement. As an audience member during a DSG-hosted event, STAND UP TO STIGMA: A Student Panel on Mental Health and Mental Illness at Duke, I realized how vividly accurate my standard response to the statement about how I “do this for a living” truly is.

This was not a program on the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, or a presentation the prevalence rates of these problems. It was an arena for sharing stories about living, an offering of what living life is like living with depression. Living with anxiety. Living with disordered eating.  Living with addiction. Living with ADHD. Living with PTSD.

These were their stories. These were their lives.



A Moving Art original short. This inspirational video was well responded at TED conferences and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg motivates those around him as happiness is revealed.

Spoken word and music montage created and composed by Gary Malkin. Narration written and spoken by Brother David Steindl-Rast.