My Health, My Choice, My Life
Adults living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than other Americans largely due to treatable medical conditions (follow this link to read the research). The My Health, My Choice, My Life Initiative was created, in part, to dramatically change this statistic for the better in Tennessee and to make a positive difference in the lives of those living with mental health and substance use conditions.
My Health My Choice My Life’s Peer Wellness Coaches (PWC’s) promote healthier behaviors for Tennesseeans with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorder conditions by facilitating holistic, evidence-based curriculums such as Chronic Disease, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops, WHAM, NEW-R, and Tobacco Free Workshops, and one-on-one Peer Wellness Coaching to help participants achieve their wellness goals.
The PWC’s provide their services within their respective agencies and Peer Support Centers, as well as in facilitator trainings across the state.