We are excited to announce our 2013 NAMI Utah State Conference! The Conference will take place on Friday, November 15th at the University of Utah Student Union Building. We are honored to welcome Dr. Kelly Posner, who along with her colleagues, established the validity of The Columbia–Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) in preventing suicide and identifying suicide risk. We are also excited to host Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas, a champion of mental health issues and suicide prevention.
Cost: $35 for NAMI members, $60 for general admission, $95 for professionals seeking CEU's
Scholarships are available for those with financial difficulty. With a scholarship, registration is reduced to $5 or 5 hours of volunteer service with NAMI. Click HEREto download the application.
Other topics include:
A presentation by Brian Miller, PhD on Spirituality
Busting the Stigma of Co-Occurring Illnesses
Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
The Power of the Family
The Power of the Peer
Programs for Transition Youth
Strategies for Effective Relationships
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.