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SSO to host community forum in Thunder Bay

Rates of diabetes and heart disease are higher in people living with mental illnesses. Medication side-effects, lack of physical activity and poverty all contribute to poor physical health. But, achieving healthier lifestyle is possible.
This series of presentations will share the insights of medical professionals and those with lived experience on how to achieve physical and mental well-being  while making the recovery journey.               
November 15, 2014
11:30 a.m. — 4p.m.
Lakehead University, University Centre Faculty Lounge
955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON
(Directional signs at Oliver and Balmoral entrances)
Parking—Lot R14


Dr. Susanne Allain — Understanding treatment and medications
Dr. Michael Sarin — Mental illness, metabolic syndrome, and physical activity
Maria Ricuperio, RD — Healthy eating and nutrition
Mary Berg, personal experience speaker —  Living well with schizoaffective disorder

Michel and Terry Groulx, personal experience speaker — Coping as a family

Parking and attendance is free. Lunch will be provided. Childcare is available. RSVP at, call 1.800.449.6367 or visit the event page here.