Mental Health Recovery

Wellness Starts With YOU

You may find it hard to believe, but people with serious mental health conditions are likely to have shorter lives—living on average 25 years less than the general population. This is due to certain risk factors and other reasons that may be preventable.

Risk Factors

  • Smoking and substance abuse
  • Not exercising
  • Poor nutrition
  • Being overweight
  • Unsafe sexual behavior

Other Reasons

  • Limited access to health care
  • Social isolation
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty and unemployment
  • Being in prison
  • Trauma

You Are in Control of YOUR Health

There are things that you can do to reduce the risk of certain medical conditions. If you live with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, you can live a healthy, long, and fulfilling life.

Paying attention to your overall health and wellness can help when it comes to your mental health recovery journey.

What’s next?

Wellness Strategies