Research has demonstrated that people living with severe psychiatric conditions may have an increased risk of heart disease and related conditions. NAMI New Jersey’s Hearts & Minds program is an hour-long live presentation focusing on inner and outer wellness for people living with a mental illness. Hearts & Minds seeks to raise awareness and provide information on: medical self-advocacy, smoking cessation, addictions, healthy eating, exercise, and diabetes.
- Taking the wellness approach can result in: 17 percent decline in total medical visits and 35 percent decline in medical visits for minor illnesses
- Wellness is about the individual— you can decide what parts of your life you would like to change.
- Focuses on: Medical Self-Advocacy, Smoking Cessation, Drug/ Alcohol Abuse, Healthy Eating, Mental Illness and Exercise, and Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes
- Includes Goal Setting and Sample Food and Exercise Journals
Location: East Brunswick Public Library - 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
Audience: All ages.