Join NAMI-Utah in our 7th annual NAMI Walk! NAMIWalks is our signature fundraising event that promotes:
Please join us in celebration of hope and recovery for those suffering with mental illness and the families who support them.
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Honorary Chair: Sherri Wittwer
Sherri D. Wittwer has served as the Executive Director of NAMI Utah (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) for the past 6 years. She recently relenquished her role as Executive Director but continues to work for NAMI in a consulting role. At NAMI, Sherri works with a number of public agencies and community organizations with a number of initiatives to help individuals and families who are affected by mental illness, to raise awareness in our communities, and to affect positive change in our systems of care.
Under Sherri’s leadership NAMI Utah has received two awards:
Sherri has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah and is the mother of four children. Sherri has the “lived experience” of having a family member who has a mental illness and is personally familiar with the difficulties that those affected by mental illness face.
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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.