Diabetes, Nutrition, Obesity, & Eating Disorders

Diabetes, Nutrition, Obesity, & Eating Disorders

Exercise & Nutrition Wellness Program

 A wellness program designed especially for people who have a severe mental illness.


  • Improve physical health
  • Increase quality of life
  • Reduce the risk of diseases
  • Enhance length of life
  • Teach ways to reduce stress

Learn to set fitness goals. It helps you exercise. It teaches you how to eat healthily. It teaches you how to pay attention to your medical needs. Every 12 or 24 weeks, there is a health mentor will host a small celebration rewarding each person for doing a great job.


Exercise- Your Health Mentor will:

  • Monitor your exercise program
  • Go with you to the gym
  • Give home exercise programs
  • Teach about home exercise equipment
  • Show how to use exercise
  • Show how to perform low impact exercises without equipment

NUTRITION- Your Health Mentor will:

  • Show how to make a healthy shopping list
  • Teach how to shop and cook
  • Review your weekly food log
  • Teach healthy eating habits


  • Receive services from your local County Community Mental Health.
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a severe mental illness
  • and have one or more of the following:
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes (Type I or II)
  • Obesity (BMI 30 or greater)

HEALTHY LIVING.  Our program supports recovery:

  • Offers a choice for a wellness program
  • Encourages personal control and skill over one's physical health
  • Each person feels valued, welcomed and accepted
  • Core values of hope, choice and personal responsibility
  • Focuses on the link between physical and mental health care