Deerfield Beach Community Cares defines the Arc of Wellness as the dynamic interaction of personal, family, community and environmental health and wellness issues. They include both the things that are done to move along a healthy path, and those things that are barriers to that journey. Individually and as a community, we are all somewhere on that arc.
We represent it as an arc because health and wellness – Physical, Mental, Emotional, or Spiritual – are fluid based on the most pressing issues we are dealing with at the time.
Specifically in regard to mental health, we all are dealing with stressful situations. The arc represents the situational balance between mental/emotional illness and mental/emotional health.