Physical health of young people with a mental illness (April 2017)
This webinar will examine and review the physical health risks associated with mental illness in young people. Young people with a mental illness are at increased risks of health issues such as obesity, low levels of physical activity, alcohol and other drug use, and iatrogenic weight gain. The webinar will also explore the longer-term risks and associated poor health outcomes including the most commonly preventable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In considering the short and long-term health risks associated with mental illness, this webinar will describe holistic prevention and early intervention approaches that aim to achieve better outcomes and provide guidance on how to address the physical health of young people with mental illness.
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