By Alfonsina De Asmundis, Program Coordinator, Guidance/Care Center
The Guidance/Care Center’s (GCC) Personal Growth Center (PGC) staff and members are collaborating with The Healthy Mind Lab at Washington University School of Medicine and Thriving Mind South Florida in conducting their wellness study.
HealthyBodies | HealthyMinds is a lifestyle interactive Obesity Treatment Approach (iOTA) program for people with early severe mental illness. It is a nine-month study that includes a monthly health coaching session with PGC staff for support, education and goal setting, and weekly text messaging for accountability and tracking progress in support of healthy behaviors.
PGC staff and our members are happy to be part of this study that not only helps our members, but also serves as a tool that will help others in similar situations. Three members of the PGC are participating in the study and have chosen to share their testimonies.