Wellness Program at the NAMI Metro-Suburban Drop-In Center
Support: Discussions of different types of support groups and their benefits. Exploring community resources to find the right group for you. Discussions can also center on mental health issues that persons find in common.
Communication: Participating in expressive arts projects promoting communication of feelings and thoughts
Socialization: Activities like Superbowl Party or Thanksgiving meals that celebrate special events and holidays while bringing people together.
Leisure: Activities like watching movies, field trips, book discussions and playing games that provide additional socialization while decreasing stress and promoting physical and mental health.
Vocation: On-site job training as well as available resources (computers, peer support) to further your job/volunteer search.
Nutrition: Providing opportunities to participate in the development of a healthy diet while sharing in the preparation of group meals.
Self-care: Assistance provided in managing day to day tasks such as scheduling medical appointments or money management.
Beyond your world: Discussions centering around current events found in the media and how they impact you.
Exercise: This begins with discussions of how to approach physical activity to promote wellness, as well as joining in on exercise activities (stationary bicycles, walking club, etc.).
Education: This can include many different potential topics, from health education to understanding ones Social Security benefits.