SAMHSA Wellness Campaign Training Teleconference

March 17, 2010

Focus on Wellness to Increase Life Expectancy and Healthy Living of Individuals with Mental Health Problems

How will we assist people with mental illnesses to recover if we cannot keep them alive and healthy? Whether we are in Federal, State, or local government, in the private sector or advocacy, this is a shared problem that demands a shared solution.

-CMHS Director A. Kathryn Power (2007)

What are the implications of the findings of higher rates of illness and shorter life spans among people with mental health problems than among the general public, and how can the mental health community promote wellness?

To help consumers and providers explore this question, the SAMHSA 10x10 Wellness Campaign invites you to a free training teleconference entitled "Focus on Wellness to Increase Life Expectancy and Healthy Living of Individuals with Mental Health Problems."

Register Today!

To learn more and to register, please visit the following page: We encourage you to share this invitation with interested friends and colleagues.

Please note: Registration will close at 5:00 p.m., ET, on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Eastern Time (ET)

o Joseph Parks, M.D.
Missouri Department of Mental Health

o Margaret (Peggy) Swarbrick, Ph.D., O.T.R., C.P.R.P.
Institute for Wellness and Recovery Initiatives, Collaborative Support Programs of NJ

o Lauren Spiro, M.A.
Vanguard Communications/SAMHSA 10x10 Wellness Campaign


This training teleconference will include a question and answer session. We invite you to submit questions at any time before or during the teleconference. To submit questions before the teleconference, please e-mail Speakers will answer as many questions as possible during the question-and-answer session, but we cannot guarantee that your question will be answered during the teleconference. We will provide each presenter's contact information so that you may contact him or her directly for a response or additional information.

Please note: You may submit anonymous questions. If you provide your name and organization when submitting a question, we may use it during the call.

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