In honor of Valentine’s Day, NAMI Monroe County would like to mention the NAMI Hearts & Minds program, which is an online, interactive, educational initiative promoting the idea of wellness in both mind and body. Wellness is an ongoing process of learning how to make choices that support a more successful, healthy life. One study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that taking the wellness approach can result in a 17 percent decline in total medical visits and a 35 percent decline in medical visits for minor illnesses.
This online program can be found by visiting www.nami.org; however, members of NAMI Monroe County can receive the paper materials delivered to their home free of charge (supplies are limited. If you’re interested in becoming a member, please contact us by visiting www.namimonroecounty.org. Engaging in a wellness effort can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. Wellness is about the individual; you can decide what parts of your life you would like to change and you can determine your own success.