Take Charge Training: Exercise and Nutrition for Individuals with Mental Illness
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Individuals with mental illness die an average of 25 years younger than the general population. Often these early deaths are attributable to medical factors such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. These other medical factors can be prevented and/or managed with the implementation of good nutritional habits and proper exercise. In this training, Ms. Kincade takes us through the experiences of the Independence Center in St. Louis which set up a Wellness Program for its members. She discusses the challenges faced in various settings–the mental health center, the home and the community–while trying to help people develop good habits, and several practical tips and solutions.
Jenia Kincade Jenia Kincade,is a Wellness Specialist at the Independence Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a strong academic background in health promotion combined with over 5 years work experience in different health related fields. She currently provides customized fitness programs to members of the Independence Center that include education and guidance on proper nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, stress reduction and resistance training. Her focus right now is not only collecting data to assess the needs and interests of these members but more importantly working with other staff to help ensure a supportive environment within the clubhouse that makes it easier for members to make healthy lifestyle choices at home and in their community.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
License information for Missouri residents: http://pr.mo.gov/professions.asp