Mental Health Fact #11: The vast majority of people with mental health problems are no more likely to be violent than anyone else. Most people with mental illness are not violent and only 3%-5% of violent acts can be attributed to individuals living with a serious mental illness. In fact, people with severe mental illnesses are over 10 times more likely to be victims of violent crime than the general population. You probably know someone with a mental health problem and don’t even realize it, because many people with mental health problems are highly active and productive members of our communities. (Mental Health.gov)
Mental Health Fact #12: People with mental health problems are just as productive as other employees. Employers who hire people with mental health problems report good attendance and punctuality as well as motivation, good work, and job tenure on par with or greater than other employees. (Mental Health.gov)
I had a great time talking with Dana and Kevin on their Total Wellness Tuesday segment on 100.9 The Cat.
This past Tuesday was only my second time chatting with them but they really are easy to talk to.
And speaking of things that are easy to talk about, I hope someday we can all discuss the topic of mental illness just as freely. HUGE THANKS to Dana and Kevin for allowing me the time to talk about this important topic on their show. If you missed us, you can listen here.
It means a great deal to me that 100.9 The Cat will be joining us on November 28th, at real [FIT] life for our Lift Away the Stigma, Circuit Training Marathon.
And I’d also like to extend another HUGE THANKS to Albany Broadcasting for their generous donation of airtime in support of real [FIT] life and MHANY’s in promoting our Lift Away the Stigma, Circuit Training Marathon.
Starting this coming Monday, be sure to listen to any of Albany Broadcasting’s stations and hear my voice in a Public Service Announcement telling everyone that “Mental Health Affects Me”. I invite all of you and the rest of the Capital Region to come work out with me in an Amazing 30 Minute Circuit Workout, that’s Challenging yet Doable, and help us raise awareness and money to support Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. and their mission to Take Away the Stigma of Mental Illness.
This PSA will be on all of ABC’s radio stations for these two weeks leading up to our big event. Thank you, Albany Broadcasting!
If you’d like to learn why Mental Health Affects me, go here to read my story.
Here’s Tip #11 and #12 of 30 Days to Lift Away the Stigma, Incline Dumbbell Chest Presses and one of my favorite warm up exercises. You’ll have to watch the video to find out what that is!
Fitness Tip #11, Incline Dumbbell Chest Press
Here are some visual reminders. (Click on the photos to enlarge).
Fitness tip #12, One of my favorite warm up exercises
Here are some visual reminders. This is a slide show so just click on the arrow to the right or left to see all the photo tips in order.
If you’d like to participate in our Circuit Training Marathon, and help “Lift Away the Stigma” go HERE to register online or download your registration form and mail it in! And if you can’t attend, we’d still love your support. No matter where you live, this is an important matter that affects all of us.
Founder, real [FIT] life
“Helping people live happier, healthier, longer, stronger lives,
one lift at a time.”