Achieving Healthy Weight for Mental Health Consumers

This webinar focuses on behavioral lifestyle strategies for helping persons with serious mental illness (SMI) manage their weight. This includes using simple messaging and repetition to help ensure clients’ comprehension of weight loss strategies, setting high impact weight management behavioral goals, and tracking to increase client awareness and accountability.


  • Identify key lifestyle behaviors for weight management
  • Learn the importance of using simple messaging and repetition when discussing weight management with persons with SMI
  • Understand the value of "high impact" behavior goal setting
  • Recognize the value of and strategies to increase client accountability



Dr. Gail DaumitDr. Gail Daumit is Samsung Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and directs the Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness. Her work focuses on improving physical health and decreasing premature mortality in populations with serious mental illness using health services research, clinical trials, and implementation science methods.






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