In this thesis project, a lifestyle intervention program for clients with mental illness who are managing medication-induced weight gain is proposed. Evidence from existing literature is presented supporting the need for such a program. A detailed grant proposal outlining program implementation procedures is provided and a source of potential funding is sought through the National Institute of Health titled "Adverse Metabolic Side Effects of Second Generation Psychotropic Medications Leading to Obesity and Increased Diabetes Risk (R01)." The procurement of funds was not a thesis requirement.
Physical and mental health support services are critical for individuals with mental illness as they work towards creating healthy lifestyles. The three main components of the program include: (1) a formal support system, (2) psycho-educational workshops, and (3) opportunities for physical activity. This program was developed in conjunction with Mental Health America Village—The Wellness Center in Long Beach, California.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Social work, Clinical psychology|
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