Learn the common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents.
Learn more about common mental health conditions that affect millions.
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There is a clear and critical need to care for mental and physical health simultaneously. Understanding this connection and synergy is vital to overall wellness.
NAMI Hearts+Minds is a wellness program designed to educate and empower you to better manage your health — mentally and physically.
People affected by mental illness have higher rates of other serious health conditions:
People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population.
Rates of obesity for people with serious mental illness are nearly double the general population.
People with serious mental illness have twice the rate of type 2 diabetes than the general population.
People with cardiovascular disease and serious mental illness have a significantly shorter life span (10–20 years) than the general population.
It's time to correct the idea that mental and physical health are separate health conditions.
The best possible mental health recovery requires attention to all aspects of your health.
You are complex, unique, and interconnected from head to toe. You are a "whole" human being — not a medical condition or a mental health diagnosis. You are not alone, and you are not powerless.
You can improve your symptoms by learning about how your body systems interact, and by effectively managing both the physical effects of mental illness, and the lifestyle options that can help you feel better overall.
You’ll gain information and tools that can help you plan and achieve recovery goals and better overall health.
Improve symptoms by learning how body systems interact and by effectively managing the physical effects of mental illness, using strategies that improve long-term health.
Find a NAMI Hearts+Minds course near you, or ask your NAMI State Organization or NAMI affiliate for more information.