The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department is happy to present Wellness Everyday, the website for local residents. We value our community and strive to bring you the most updated news and happenings about health and wellness. Wellness is something everyone in our county deserves.

Children have recently returned to school and many children experience bullying at school. Young victims of bullying are at an increased risk for mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Click here to learn more about what bullying is, warning signs, and how to help if a child is being bullied. 

close Making Healthy Choices
We all have busy lives and make important choices about our lives daily. Work, family obligations and finances can sometimes make it difficult to make healthy choices for ourselves, and those we care about. Paying attention to what we eat and drink, exercising and having check-ups all contribute to our health and well-being. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO MAKING THE NEXT CHOICE A HEALTHY CHOICE EACH DAY.
close Taking Preventive Action
Living a wellness lifestyle means being proactive and taking preventive steps before an illness or condition sets in. Many emotional, physical and social illnesses are actually preventable. You can take up yoga or meditation, make positive changes to your diet and eliminate destructive or negative behaviors. ASK YOURSELF, “WHAT STEPS CAN I TAKE TO KEEP MY BODY, MY MIND AND MY RELATIONSHIPS STRONG?”




I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.