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Jags Live Well is an initiative created to promote a lifestyle of holistic wellness. And holistic wellness—especially students’ mental and emotional wellbeing—is very important right now, given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the USG’s Mental Health Initiative, we’ve expanded our offerings.

In addition to the incredible resources already offered at Augusta University, we’ve introduced a comprehensive Wellness Hub, an after-hours 24/7 support line, and after-hours psychiatry prescribing opportunities.

Wellness Hub

The Wellness Hub is a comprehensive online resource dedicated to holistic wellness. It's home to articles and videos about mental, physical, emotional, and social health, as well as campus resources for Augusta University students.

After-hours psychiatry prescribing 

Refer to SHS for access to psychiatric prescribing. Services available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays (after receiving a referral from SHS).


Mental Health Training

Training Menu

Question Persuade Refer

QPR trainees learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Learn more

Mental Health First Aid

Teaches trainees how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders - and how to connect those struggling to appropriate care.

Cost: $30

Contact: Denise Kornegay

Holistic Well-being of Students

Jags Live Well is a holistic wellness concept that means being healthy in many dimensions of your life. This includes emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, financial, social, environmental, and spiritual well-being. Each dimension of wellness affects your overall quality of life and striving for holistic wellness will help you achieve all of your goals. 

8 Dimensions of Holistic Wellness

There are eight dimensions to holistic wellness. Visit the sections below to learn more in-depth about each dimension.

Emotional Wellness

Being able to express feelings, adjust to emotional challenges, cope with life's stressors, and enjoy life.

Physical Wellness

Maintaining a healthy body with exercise, nutrition, sleep, and appropriate health care.

Financial Wellness

Understanding your finances and balancing your income with debt and savings.

Occupational Wellness

Exploring work that reflects personal values, interests, and beliefs.

Spiritual Wellness

Defining personal beliefs and values and creating meaning, purpose, and peace in life.

Intellectual Wellness

Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

Social Wellness

Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

Environmental Wellness

Preserving our environment and spending time relaxing and exploring outdoor spaces.

Augusta University Health - Your Health Today

Your Health TODAY is a hub of wellness resources presented by Augusta University Health.

Part of Augusta University, AU Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region.

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Nutrition’s role in cervical cancer care and treatment

With January being Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Dietitians at the Georgia Cancer Center wanted to take time to discuss nutrition and cervical cancer, along with all other gynecological cancers. When looking into cancer prevention and survivorship in general, diet and exercise often come up. It is true several cancer types are linked to excessive weight and physical inactivity, including uterine and ovarian cancers. General healthy eating, such as a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and routine exercise can help reduce these risks.

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Should You Take Dietary Supplements to Fight Cancer?

Following a cancer diagnosis, it’s not unusual for individuals to research ways to boost immunity. Oftentimes, patients will head to the pharmacy and purchase an over the counter supplement without consulting their physician or dietitian. Not the smartest move. Many dietary supplements are associated with adverse reactions that may or may not affect the effectiveness of cancer treatment. Therefore, it is imperative that prior to implementation you discuss the usage of dietary supplements with your doctor and/or dietitian.

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Is organic best for reducing cancer risk?

Some consumers these days make a huge deal that organic foods are better than non-organic foods. But that is not entirely true. First off, what is organic? Organic foods are foods that follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) specific guidelines of growing, maintaining, and processing foods to earn the USDA certified organic seal if they are 100% organic.

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Soy, Dairy, and Cancer

Soy and dairy products have been controversial in the past whether they increase or decrease the risk of cancers. This confusion has continued to grow due to the lack of easy to interpret information available to the public. With the continued research throughout the years, studies have shown that when cancer patients incorporate soy and […]

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