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What Individuals Need to Know About Wellness

What Individuals Need to Know About Wellness

National Association of State Mental Health Program

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services
A study by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) found that individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) die years earlier than those without these disorders, most often of heart disease.i They also experience diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and obesity at a rate that is 1.5 to 2 times that of the general population.