Cardiometabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and dyslipidemia) is prevalent among people living with serious behavioral health conditions resulting in their dying decades prematurely. The integration of behavioral health and primary care holds great promise for improving health outcomes. Not only are comorbid conditions treated concurrently, the focus on wellness/prevention allows for learning healthy habits.
Focus on Wellness
The following video, Be One in a Million, was created by Intecovery Cobb CSB and the Peer Support Program at Cobb/Douglas CSB as part of the Million Hearts initiative. It provides a look at the prevalence of preventable health conditions and the contributing factors. This inspiring video features individuals who self-identify as living with behavioral health disorders and thought-leaders in healthcare integration. It provides suggestions of ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Enjoy…after watching you may decide to take the pledge, too!