NAMI Utah Prevention by Design Project, in a partnership with Utah's Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, is a plan for enhancing and coordinating local community networks in systematic and evidence based approaches to the prevention of mental illness, promotion of mental health, and suicide prevention. This process is based on the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)1 and will be implemented using the Communities That Care (CTC)2 prevention planning system.
For details on the Needs Assessment and the Community Action Plan completed by NAMI Utah please see the following links:
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We all need nutrition to support our bodies. A poor diet equals poor health, contributing to obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes - conditions that many people living with mental illness are at a high risk of developing. Nutrition is important for everyone. If you are living with mental illness, eating well is especially important for you, because what you eat can affect your daily life, mood and energy level. Healthy eating is not about being thin or deprivation. Healthy eating is about feeling good, having more energy, participating in your recovery and mapping out your future. Simply put, healthy eating is one of the best things you can do to improve wellness. Dietary guidelines set by the USDA state that a healthy diet is one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat free or low fat milk products. A healthy diet should include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. Be sure to limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars. Lear more about the U.S. government's guidlelines by reveiwing the food pyramid: mypyramid.gov.