“I never thought I would get off of the walker. If it weren’t for the wellness program at Breakthrough, I know I’d be dead by now.”
-Vivian, member of Breakthrough Club
Living with a mental illness can be overwhelming, but we believe in balancing our lives to help overcome the obstacles of our mental illnesses. A great way to do this is to focus on our physical health. Doing so will not only help our bodies to become healthier, but it will also help improve our mental health. Research has shown that physically active people have higher positive self-concept, more self-esteem and more positive "moods" and "affects." More-active people also seem to have a higher perceived ability to perform activities of daily living, physical well-being and other measures related to quality of life.