Health and Wellness

THINK LIVE BE WELL- The Office of Student Life’s Health and Wellness Program uses evidence-based information to develop and implement programming on the SAC campus; providing resources and education that foster healthy living. Our hope is to empower students to make healthy lifestyle choices that will increase their quality of life.

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SAC is dedicated to our students and offers many services that fall under the 10 Dimensions of Health, keeping students healthy and in class to pursue their academic goals. Click the links below to find out more.

Emotional Wellness

Emotional Wellness: the ability to effectively express and manage your entire range of emotions/feelings and comfortabley identify an area of concern and reaching out about the area of concern

SAC Resources:                                                                                                             Other Resources:
Personal Counseling                                                                                                   The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+)
disABILITY Support Services                                                                                     Emotional Wellness Toolkit
Victory Center (Veterans) 

 

Career Wellness

Career Wellness: feeling confident in your ability to obtain a job after graduation in your specific area of interest and/or holding a job while in school to provide yourself with financial support

SAC Resources:                                                                                                             Other Resources:
Career Category Survey                                                                                             SAMMinistries
Career Services                                                                                                             Training for Job Success
Career Coach                                                                                                                 Job Readiness
Internships/Job Placements
Texas Workforce Center
Volunteer (gain experience)

Social Wellness

Social Wellness: the ability to identify a network of people (or an individual) who can offer you support, bind a mutual trust and respect, and who has a sensitivity towards your needs

SAC Resources:
Student Clubs and Organizations
REC Sports
Veteran Services

Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness: feeling a sense of purpose which may involve meditation, prayer, affirmations, or specific spiritual practices that support your connection to a higher power or belief system

SAC Resources:
Church of Christ Student Center
Catholic Center

Physical Wellness

Physical wellness: the ability to get adequate sleep, eat a balanced nutritious diet, engage in exercise, practice safe sex, engage in healthy relationships, and attend regular medical check-ups

SAC Resources:
Kinesiology Club
Fitness Center
Intramural and Extramural Sports

Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness: being fully aware of your financial status with the ability to pay bills on time, can create and abide by a budget, and is able to save money to achieve personal goals

SAC Resources:
Financial Literacy
Financial Aid
Case Management

Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual Wellness: having the opportunity to actively learn without barriers

SAC Resources:
Tutoring Services
Writing Center
Student Learning Assistance Center
Student Advocacy Center

Ask A Librarian

Creative Wellness

Creative Wellness: having the opportunity to actively participate in a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences that aid in understanding and appreciating ones self and others

SAC Resources:
Department of Arts
Music Business
Music
Scobee Education Center

Environmental Wellness

Environmental Wellness: the ability to live and learn in an environment that is safe and free of harm in addition to recognizing the responsibility to interconnectedness of nature and the individual

SAC Resources:
Urban Farming
Eco-Centro

Cultural Wellness

Cultural Wellness: feeling supported and supporting cultural diversity in your community. It involves building positive relationships and interacting respectfully with people of different backgrounds, lifestyles, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and ages

SAC Resources:
Non-Traditional Student Club

 

COVID-19

Please see below resources available during our current COVID-19 Pandemic. Should you need any resources and cannot find them here, please contact the Student Advocacy Center Helpline at (210) 486-1111. Additionally, please follow the Student Advocacy Facebook Page as we are continuously posting the most updated information.

COVID-19 Resources

General:
Lifeline Crisis Chat
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5880 *Offers a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or any human- caused disaster.

Food:
Meal Finder Map
San Antonio Food Bank 

Recovery Groups:
In the Rooms hosts over 130 live video meetings every week, run by fellowship chair people who invite members to share amongst the group. With a meeting attendance confirmation option, members can track the meetings they attend. Calendar of groups students can attend for FREE.

Support Groups:
Domestic Violence
Online Meetings Directory for Men, Women, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired, Loners/Internationalists, Atheist/Agnostic

LGBTteetotalers- recurring social/support calls for folks who are queer, trans or questioning and sober, sober curious, or in any kind of recovery. These are not recovery meetings, they’re a space for individuals to get together, socialize, and support each other with other people who understand our experiences. This is a Zoom meeting format.

Sober Mommies

Anxiety:
The Tribe- Peer to peer online support group that uses a blog where members can share their story or speak their mind 
Anxiety and Depression Association of America- Anonymous peer to peer online anxiety and depression support group
Student Athletes- Offers free courses on managing stress during their time away from campus and sports, managing health and nutrition fundamentals, and tips for building a resume.

Childcare:
Need assistance paying for Childcare? Childcare Development Fund
Childcare Eligibility Application
YMCA is offering emergency childcare services

Corona Virus Specific:
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) How to Prepare Manage Anxiety & Stress
Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children