Page 3 winter issue of empowerment magazine

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Page 3 winter issue of empowerment magazine

  1. 1. Happy Holidays and Welcome to the Winter Issue of the EmpowermentWe welcome your feedback! If you have any questions or comments about our publications, please feel freeto share them. We want to hear from you. You can also send your inspiring story, poem, artwork or photo-graphs. To contact us, send an email to contact@empowermentmagazine.org or call us at 916 222-7541.Our mailing address is: PO Box 214864, Sacramento, CA 95821Sincerely, TOP THREE WAYS TO PROMOTE WELLNESS SAMHSA 10x10 Wellness Campaign1. Follow a Healthy Lifestyle. • Don’t smoke or use addictive substances. • Limit alcohol intake. • Eat healthy foods and exercise regularly. • Monitor your weight, blood pressure, sleep patterns, and other important health indicators.2. Work with a Primary Care Doctor. • Communication between people with mental health problems, mental health professionals, and primary care providers is essential. • See a primary care physician regularly (at least twice a year).3. Ask Questions! • Know about medications or alternative treatments. • Review and act on results of check-ups and health screenings. • Monitor existing and/or new symptoms. • Speak up about ANY concerns or doubts. A recent report has found that people with mental ill- nesses die decades earlier than the general population You can change this! Eric Zuniga, Wellness and Recovery Center -by joining the 10x10 Wellness Campaigns to take action Program Coordinator and founder of MCT Health to prevent and reduce early mortality by 10 years over the next 10 years for people with mental illnesses To find out more about the 10x10 Wellness Campaign please visit http://www.10x10.samhsa.govEmpowerment Magazine does not necessarily endorse the views, services or products advertised in this magazine. Theopinions expressed in the articles are solely of the author (s). We are not responsible for omissions or errors.Reproduction in whole or in part for reasons other than personal use, is strictly prohibited without prior written permis-sion from the author or publisher. If you have a question, please e-mail us at contact@empowermentmagazine.org

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