Educating for wellness: A wellness education group intervention for adults with chronic severe mental illness living in the community

Laura Van Metre, Laurel Chiappetta, Bethany Siedel, Tracy Fan, Ann M. Mitchell

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Chronic severe mental illness (CSMI) is a common disorder in the United States associated with numerous adverse health effects. Health promotion educational interventions can be beneficial. The purpose of this project was to implement and evaluate a community-based educational program for adults with CSMI. Analyses of quantitative and qualitative data showed overall satisfaction with the program and achievement of some specific consumer health modifications. Three primary areas of interest and benefit included socialization and support, education and information, and motivation to change. The Wellness Education Group Intervention (WEGI) can serve as a model for wellness education with adults in similar communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-415
Number of pages8
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 12 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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