HEALTH AND WELLNESS AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION
People who live with mental illness are at higher risk for heart disease, metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes and a host of other illnesses.
Our first steps at last year's National Convention to make health and wellness an integral part of the convention program were very popular. This year we've expanded those activities to tie in with the Hearts & Minds program.
We will offer information on medications and side effects, weight management, good dental hygiene, nutrition, smoking cessation, warning signs for diabetes and tips for establishing a healthier lifestyle.
Classes and other activities will include early morning walks around the Washington Hilton (led by a NAMIWalks team), yoga, exercise, sing-alongs and more!
Purchase the Hearts & Minds: A Roadmap to Wellness for Individuals Living with Mental Illness at the NAMI bookstore.