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Social Wellness

Social Wellness means developing healthy relationships with those around you. Also to have the ability to interact with others, to adapt to various social situations, and daily behaviors. The following are key points* to achieving Social Wellness:

  • Encourages contribution to the welfare of the community.
  • Meaningful relationships with others.
  • Family life rich and fulfilling.
  • Positive personal relationships.

For information on various aspects of Social Wellness, please select a link from one of the topics below:

LGBTQ Issues and Support

  • Go Ask Alice - Columbia University's site for health questions and answers. Includes: sexual health, fitness/nutrition, emotional health, alcohol/drug, general health topics.
  • National Gay & Lesbian Hotline - Resources and referrals for sexual minorities.
  • Q Center - A resource and community center for the LGBTQ community of Portland.
  • - Queer news, views and events for Portland, Oregon.


  • - "This website provides information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today's Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and an online store."
  • Safe & Healthy Relationships - Virtual Pamphlet collection from the University of Buffalo includes topics such as Assertiveness, Family Issues, Relationships & Sexual Orientation.

Social Anxiety

*Key points provided by Andrew P. Jenkins, Ph.D., Central Washington University.