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NAMI Ask the Expert: Physical Health is Mental Health

Dr. Gail Daumit reviews evidence demonstrating the impact physical health — good and bad — has on people with mental health conditions.

She provides background on the science and studies behind the interventions and also practical strategies for people to use in their own lives and for clinicians to use in their daily work. Dr. Daumit’s research spans all heart disease risk factors, and she addresses diet, physical activity, weight, tobacco smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol in her talk. Leave with tools you can use for yourself, family members, people in your community, and those for whom they provide services.

Recorded on November 4, 2021. To learn more about Ask the Expert, visit