Exercise and mental health:
8 keys to get and stay moving
Exercise has been researched and validated for treating a variety of mental issues and mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, addictions, grief, relationship problems, dementia and personality disorders.
Additionally, exercise alleviates such conditions as bad moods, stress, chronic pain and chronic illnesses. Exercise can be used as a stand-alone treatment for some mild-to-moderate conditions or, more effectively, in conjunction with other mental health treatments. Learn more about exercise and mental illness on the NAMI National blog.
at Carolina HealthTEC Live
The latest advances in technology enabled care (TEC) for the mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse fields will be on display May 27 at Carolina HealthTEC Live in Asheville. NAMI Western Carolina will have a booth at the event with information on it and its programs available. For more information, visit carolinahealthteclive.com.
for your group
NAMI Western Carolina's In Our Own Voice speakers will talk to your class, organization or faith community about important things you need to know about mental illness. They will talk to you about their recovery and the important components of recovery such as dark days, acceptance, treatment, coping skills, successes, hopes, and dreams. Contact: Paulette Heck; 828-581-0080, firstname.lastname@example.org.