The Mentoring Program consists of peer mental health consumers and/or family members who have experience dealing with the effects of mental illness. They model that treatment works, recovery is possible, there is hope and people are not alone. Mentors listen and empathize, connect people to valuable education and support programs and to other community resources. Mentors empower others to move them forward along the path of recovery.
Mentors help empower others to set goals, rebuild their lives, and live their dreams.
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"I have finally found a place to go where people accept me for who I am and don't judge me." --Andrea
To find out more about this program, contact NAMI Utah.
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.