Register below to attend February 21st PAW webinar “Introducing Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery to the Field

NYAPRS NoteSAMHSA’s Program to Achieve Wellness (PAW) developed Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery. Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery is a downloadable package for support group leaders to adapt and use with individuals in recovery from mental and/or substance use conditions to help address and prevent risk factors associated with heart disease.

Register below to attend February 21st PAW webinar “Introducing Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery to the Field featuring, Karen Moosvi, PhD, RN, University of Florida; and Sue Bergeson, Principal of Recovery, Resiliency, Engagement, and Activation Partners (RREAP). 

February is American Heart Month!

Join us on February 21 to Learn About Preventing
Heart Disease with Our New Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery Resources!

Did You Know Heart Disease is Twice as Likely in Individuals with
Mental Health Disorders? 

People with mental health disorders are at higher risks for both heart disease and stroke.  In fact, individuals who’ve experienced serious mental illness may have twice the risk of having a stroke or experiencing heart disease (Whiteman, 2014).

To offer resources and tools to individuals with serious mental illness; providers, including behavioral health providers; family members; and caregivers to help prevent these heart health concerns, SAMHSA’s Program to Achieve Wellness developed Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery.  Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery is a downloadable package for support group leaders to adapt and use with individuals in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders to help address and prevent risk factors associated with heart disease. 


This American Heart Month, join us on February 21, 2018 at 1pm ET
to learn more about Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery and
get first access to download the materials!

In our upcoming webinar, Introducing Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery to the Field
Karen Moosvi, PhD, RN, University of Florida; and Sue Bergeson, Principal of Recovery, Resiliency, Engagement, and Activation Partners (RREAP) and Program to Achieve Wellness Steering Committee member, will:

•  Discuss the need for cardiovascular disease prevention and education among individuals with serious mental illness, providers, family members, and caregivers 

• Highlight methods for empowering individuals with serious mental illness to make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent heart disease

• Introduce Healthy Hearts, Healthy Recovery as a tool to help accomplish prevention and education goals

This webinar is a must for individuals who lead support groups for individuals in recovery, peer leaders, peer-run organizations, and grassroots organizations.  Join us and learn more about a new tool for helping prevent heart disease!