Hearts & Minds


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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.  The program is free to any facility or group throughout the state and includes goal setting and exercise and food journals.

– 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

To schedule a Hearts & Minds presentation, please email: [email protected]