People with mental health and substance use issues are more likely to experience chronic physical conditions like cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. They are also more likely to die earlier than members of the general population. The autumn issue of CrossCurrents examines this stark reality and calls for a more integrated, holistic approach to preventing and managing chronic disease. Visit http://www.camhcrosscurrents.net.
Also check out Network magazine, at http://www.ontario.cmha.ca/network.asp, published by the Ontario branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, which partnered with CrossCurrents on this theme.