27 Mar '12, 2am

Combating Mental Illness Through Fitness | Care2 Healthy Living: New Hampshire is using a $10 million federal gr...

I think this is an absolutely brilliant idea. Not only does the physical exercise help but they also get to meet other people in similar situations so no stigma of 'mental health problems' to deal with. There would also be major benefits here through social interaction instead of maybe isolation due to their difficulties which would in turn help with the building of self confidence and maybe taking part in the world around them. Hopefully another benefit would be perhaps a reduction in medication needs. I work as a mental health therapist and where possible encourage clients to become more active in some way and to also see activity as part of therapy..and beyond.. for the sake of their general wellbeing. One of my clients went from 'duvet days' to gentle gardening then to more difficult hedging projects as her energy and confidence levels increased. 'Duvet days' are now g...

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