Learn about mental illness from those who have been there. This training can be tailored to any audience and can include information about mental illness, recovery, the signs and symptoms and what it feels like to live with these disorders. Training on the predictable emotional reactions of family members and mental health consumers living with mental illness is given. This training is interactive with discussion and empathetic exercises. Presenters include those affected by mental illness.
In addition to The Lived Experience, NAMI Utah provides trainings and presentations on various topics including basic Mental Health, Children’s Mental Health, School Issues, Criminal Justice Issues, Wellness, and Suicide Prevention.
Contact NAMI Utah for more information on either of these opportunities at (801) 323-9900.
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.